Designer, Illustrator & Creative Director
An inherently creative individual, Hannah Weiland is the daughter of film director Paul Weiland and studied art history at Bristol University before moving to London to study surface textiles and design.
Following Hannah’s studies at London College of Fashion, she founded Shrimps - a womenswear, outerwear and faux fur fashion brand - in 2013. The brand - coined after Hannah’s childhood nickname - quickly became popular for its signature faux fur coats which garnered support from animal rights activists such as PETA. The now iconic faux fur coats and beaded handbags have spawned myriad copies on the high street, showcasing the popularity and desirability of the brand.
Shrimps is loved by A list celebrities from Beyonce, Lena Dunham and Brie Larson to fashion figures Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Laura Bailey and Dame Natalie Massenet, as well as plenty of street style regulars. The signature faux fur coats have been featured in blockbuster movies ‘Absolutely Fabulous:The Movie’ and ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’.
Shrimps has had presentations at London Fashion Week since its first season and was a finalist for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund in 2017.
The cool factor of the dynamic British label has led to collaborations with brands including Ganni and Converse. Shrimps now has 91 stockists including fashion retailers Opening Ceremony, Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion and Dover Street Market.
Hannah was included on the internationally recognised Forbes 30 under 30 list for Art & Culture in 2018.