|| ANNABELLE LAWRENCE IS A BRITISH FASHION DESIGNER, SPECIALISING IN SWIMWEAR & BESPOKE PIECES THAT MAKE WOMEN FEEL CONFIDENT, CLASSY & SASSY ||
Coming from a fashion and dance background Annabelle has always been accustomed to the importance of the fit and quality of purpose-made garments; she has the innate sense of what women want from their swim & formalwear.
Graduating with a First Class Degree in Fashion Design BA with Honours from the University of Central Lancashire, as well as gaining a valuable year’s industry experience, (she worked for London-based designer Mary Katrantzou, award winning Northern fashion boutique Coco Boo Loves and BBC Strictly Come Dancing costume creators, DSI London) she went on to win a precious place at London’s Graduate Fashion Week 2017, which allowed her to showcase her graduate collection to a whole host of industry professionals. Having been offered a number of jobs following the show, she instead decided to to take time out to travel, which is where the inspiration for creating her own business stemmed from. Annabelle also has a number of national awards and achievements to her name, however her journey so far has taught her that she wasn’t supposed to work to a brief set for her by someone higher up, that she was supposed to set her own projects, which is exactly what she did.
“I love classic one pieces, but before the high-cut swimwear came into fashion I could never ever buy any on the high street. I’ve got such a long body that nothing would ever fit comfortably, which is why I started making my own. I knew how to make a basic leotard, so I just played around with the pattern until I created my first classic halter swimsuit (now in the SS18 debut collection as the Aoifebelle). I brought a few pieces away travelling with me & received so many compliments & enquiries that I thought this could actually be something.”
ANNABELLE LAWRENCE X SIREN STATE OF MIND SS18
Working with a small team in a Manchester-based studio, Annabelle Lawrence is slowly building up a solid client base, thriving on positive reviews and repeat business. The service we provide is personal and trustworthy, with each member of our team taking the time to communicate with clients to entire the best possible outcome.
At Annabelle Lawrence we value quality & confidence, which comes from our thorough research into fabrics and our carefully thought out design ideas.
“I’m fussy when it comes to my swimwear. I think it’s so important to look and feel your best when you’re wearing the least amount of clothing! I love all these edgy pieces in the shops, but I would always be put off by the odd tan lines I’d get. I wanted to create pieces that were picture perfect for pool parties, whilst at the same time being functional enough to still catch an even tan, and I certainly wasn’t going to sell anything that wasn’t double-lined and without a gusset! My swimwear shows enough skin, I’ve got to protect modesty where I can!”