Each collection focuses on beautifully considered dresses and separates in art-inspired prints and bespoke embroidery designs that celebrate women at their most joyful and free-spirited. The timeless bird motif representing freedom and hope features as a signature thread through each seasons print story. Clothes that make an ambient sartorial statement and are designed for women with strong personal style and a keen interest in the art and power of self-expression.
Our fascination doesn’t lie in following trends, but rather in creating beautiful clothing that helps you express yourself. Styles that are inspired by art, storytelling and the soul. Items that you’ll cherish through the seasons – the polar opposite of fast fashion.
OUR ETHICAL POLICY
We are making conscious steps to bring T&H in harmony with the planet. We produce limited runs using the highest quality natural fabrics to minimise waste. Our clothes are designed to make a statement year after year, and are brought to life in a family-run factory in Mumbai, established for over 30 years, where each garment is cut and sewn individually by a single operator (not sewn in an assembly line). The factory prioritises fair pay and a safe working environment and over 30% of the employees are women.
In 2021 we set up our own workspace in Jaipur so we could work directly with local artists. These striking collaborations are created using organic and sustainable fabrics.
THE TALE OF TALLULAH & HOPE
The origins of T&H are sewn into a firm friendship between brand consultant Lisa Ispani and stylist and designer Zoe Stevenson.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Lisa Ispani and Zoe Stevenson met 10 years ago, when they were introduced by Lisa's husband, entrepreneur Patrick Clayton-Malone. At that time Lisa (who had trained in law but abandoned it for the infinitely more alluring world of fashion) was a PR, and Zoe (who studied fine art at Chelsea Art College and St Martins) was a stylist and costume designer. They became instant friends, but continued to work independently on various projects. Lisa worked for years with Versace among other luxe clients and also helped launch new designers and brands. In 2006, she become freelance and worked with her husband’s award-winning restaurant group (now Spiritland) and launched his product design studio.
Zoe began her career working with Parisienne hipster and super-stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington. She went onto style several seasons for award-winning British designer Russell Sage and after meeting Kelly Osbourne became personal stylist for the Osbourne family. Accepting an offer to work on the iconic Absolutely Fabulous TV show saw a shift from stylist to costume designer and Zoe went on to build an impressive list of commercial clients including Audi, Kellogs and X Box. Zoe’s former projects include styling for international events MTV European Music Awards, Laureaus World Sports Awards and was she was the head designer and stylist for the 2012 Olympics.