Hannah Edwards

Costume Designer, Lux Artists

Creativity takes courage, so it is important to honour those who put themselves on the line in the pursuit of it. Those who manage to create something which endures in the process deserve the loudest applause.

Having started her career as an illustrator, Hannah soon realised that her real passion was for design and storytelling through the medium of costume. After a valuable stint as a historical costumier at Angels in London, she made the move to freelance Costume Designer and Maker for theatre productions around London. This allowed her to learn the ropes on her own terms.

Inspired by the exciting, fast moving and adventurous nature of music videos, Hannah moved on to create some of her best work in this genre, indulging her passions in a myriad of different forms from historical pieces to modern day riots and futuristic imaginings. Working closely with Directors Daniel Wolfe and Romain Gavras led to her winning the UK Music Video Award for Best Stylist three years in a row as well as several other nominations for the award over the years. Working with artists whose work she admired, such as Kanye West, M.I.A., Roisin Murphy, Bat for Lashes, Jamie XX and Plan B as well as designing videos for Jay-Z and Franz Ferdinand, also led to collaborations in front of and behind the camera.

Commercial work followed, with Hannah continuing to create some of her best work to date with Wolfe and Gavras, Eric Lynne, Kim Gehrig, Canada, Saam Farahmand, Nick Gordon and Nima Nourizadeh among many other talented directors. Hannah won the Silver Award at the British Craft Awards in 2013 for her work on ‘Charge’ for Samsung Smart TV.

Logical progression led to features and, after working on various independent films, she once again found herself collaborating with Daniel Wolfe on his thriller ‘Catch Me Daddy’, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival and London Film Festival.