Suzannah Crabb The Fashion Designer
Suzannah Crabb trained in fashion and textile design claiming a 1st class BA (hons) degree in 1995. Throughout her university degree she worked for British Vogue, and several high-end fashion brands to help determine which career path to pursue in the fashion industry. She excelled in womenswear design and loved the hands on experience in the cutting rooms the most. She then went on to work in the fashion industry as a designer, stylist and trend forecaster. A career which she loved for over twenty years. She travelled the world gaining experience with cut and cloth. She worked in the archives of Italian cloth mills, designed dresses and coats for brands in the UK and Germany and liaised with garment factories in Europe, India and the Far East. She sourced fashion trends globally, and over the years built an archive of vintage couture styles which she sourced from Paris and the US. Throughout her career, Suzannah built an enviable library of contacts at the world's most prestigious cloth houses.
Vintage Couture Inspiration with a Modern Clean Aesthetic
Suzannah established her own namesake brand in 2006 whilst working in the industry. She yearned to take a more considered path with fashion and create modern classics from re-creating treasured styles of yesteryear, transforming her own archive in the most beautiful cloths. She longed to pour her experience and passion into creating beautiful investment pieces that feel like a dream to wear.
Ultimate Head to Heel Outfits worn by Editors, A-listers and the Royal family
Since launching her first collection Suzannah has built a sterling CV within the luxury womenswear market. Suzannah has created many celebrated outfits for famous formal occasions and moments in modern history. Suzannah regularly dresses the younger members of the British and European Royal families as well as A-list celebrities and distinctive members of society.
Suzannah is regularly called upon to advise on appropriate head-to-heel dress for special occasions. Suzannah collaborates with the best in British millinery and shoe-design to create the looks.
Suzannah's collection outfits are regularly featured in the fashion press and have been credited in British Vogue, Tatler, and Country & Townhouse magazine. Her outfits are often chosen by the fashion editors to wear to prestigious weddings, racing meets and film premieres. Her fashion collection is regularly coveted by Royal Ascot style guide as ultimate examples of the latest styles for the season for the royal enclosure. Her tea dresses and coat-dresses have been worn by celebrities and royal family members worldwide.
Each piece is ultimately flattering and immaculately made.
Suzannah works on the stand with her team, draping, creating and transforming dresses, coats and beautiful separates to make them utterly magical in their cut. Each piece is charming, playful and incredibly skilful in its construction. Each prototype is made, re-made, and refined numerous times to ensure the lines fall in the most flattering place on the female figure. Suzannah and her technical team work tirelessly to create the most ultimate fit, and feeling of a garment. The look and feel of a garment are equally important when investing in luxury.
Exclusive premium cloth tailored to make future heirlooms.
Suzannah works with the world's most prestigious cloth mills. The luxury cloth is carefully considered as this is the starting point of each Suzannah garment. Often Suzannah develops a fabric design which is meticulously woven or printed to her exacting standards. She chooses the threads, colours and determines the aesthetics working together with the best Italian cloth mills. Every print has been designed from scratch. The printed designs are created from hand painted artworks which are then translated and printed onto cloth. The cloths are selected carefully for their heritage, beauty, aesthetic appeal and performance. They are of premium quality and are mostly made of natural fibres. Suzannah is working towards increasing the number of eco, recycled, GOTs and fair trade cloths to sit alongside her natural choices for pure wools and pure silks within the collection. You can read more here about the Sustainability values of Suzannah and therefore the brand here. Suzannah lines the majority of her collection in pure silk. Every cloth is made up and tested to ensure of its ultimate appeal, optimal feeling, and desired performance.
Ultimately each piece has been designed to be a future heirloom and a piece to treasure.