Summer 2008. After a long, distinguished career at Missoni, Hanne Bloch establishes her own, unique identity. A distinctive philosophy that empowers women with a spirit of timeless elegance and independence. Hanne Bloch's pieces are an endless riot of colour, texture and stunning print. Her mastery of silhouette and classic line collide playfully with exquisite and unexpected detail, constantly re-examining and re-imagining the female form. In contrast to the industry's insatiable need for ever more seasons and collections, Hanne Bloch only produces one collection a year. Each of her pieces is unique and precious, a deliberate statement that encourages women to embrace the value of their possessions, rather than submitting endlessly to the whimsy of manufactured trends. Hanne Bloch infuses a sense of freedom and exploration throughout her collections. Encouraging women to personalise their own, distinctive style with reversible bikinis and bathing suits that long to be worn out at night as much as the beach. With her recent collections, Hanne has teamed up with her daughter Olivia Bloch, weaving her distinctive illustrations into her creations. Adding a brave, young voice to the timeless exploration of the female form.