Alannah Alarmer!

allanah-hillIf you’re a “girly” girl like me, you will be sobbing into your lace and bead-trimmed floral hanky. Australian fashion designer Alannah Hill, has announced splitsville from her label “Alannah Hill“, which she started nearly 20 years ago. What once began as a fledgling shop in trendy Chapel Street, Prahran, has grown into a mega empire of 16 stores, 15 factory outlets, and 28 spots within David Jones department stores within Australia and New Zealand.

Alannah actually names all of her creations. For example:

  • a multi-coloured cardi could be known as “Pass me By“;
  • a short-sleeved embellished top as “All For Glory“;
  • a pale pink beaded top entitled “Oh My! Oh My!“; or
  •  a pair of slacks entitled “KissMeOnTheBotty.

It appears that there has been an ongoing dispute between Alannah as designer; and Factory X, the firm that owns a majority of her brand. As a form of double-edged sword in order to survive, designers need the administration and production support of companies such as Factory X – who also owns Gorman, Jack London, Dangerfield and Claude Maus. 

Apart from myself, there are some celeb followers of Alannah fashion,  including Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman and Taylor Swift. Finally, from the weird facts or “Did you know“type files… Alannah apparently had a small role in the cult film Dogs in Space (1987) which starred Michael Hutchence (who for a brief time, dated Kylie Minogue). “Oh My! Oh My!

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