Our Story

 

Dear Reader...


We believe every woman should feel beautiful underneath their clothes. Our goal is to make lingerie that feels incredible, while making your favourite white shirt or new low back dress look even more gorgeous. Every element of our product creation from the fabrics; colour curation and design finesse; to the meticulous 6-stage fitting process, are critical in achieving the perfect fit.


We strive to go against the grain and alter the evolution of modern lingerie by combining innovative design with a revival of the artisanal principles that defined the beautiful, empowering lingerie of the past. 


We don’t work seasonally and we never will, our aim is to slow down the chain of product creation and produce purpose-driven products of the highest quality. Craftsmanship is at the core of our brand and every product we create. 


Through forming strong partnerships with generation-run family businesses, artisans within their fields, we have brought the highest level of expertise into the crafting of our pieces so that we can offer the most unique, visionary lingerie that looks as sumptuous as it feels.

 

Love, Coutille x

 

The Founder 

 

 “Beautiful lingerie takes time. We need to respect this and appreciate its value. Working in a sustainable manner comes naturally when we work to the strengths of our suppliers and resist the unnecessary pressures of fast fashion - that culture is worlds away from what we are creating here.” Hannah, Designer & Founder

 

 

Coutille is founded by Hannah Farrugia Sharples, an established lingerie designer with specialist knowledge in creating product for the luxury market. 

 

With almost a decade of experience in industry, she has trained with couturier Iris van Herpen, worked as a pattern maker for fashion giant H&M, designed luxury and couture collections for Italian luxury lingerie brand La Perla and led the design direction for the London-based lingerie brand, Coco de Mer. Her pieces have been worn by high profile clients including Rita Ora, Halle Berry and Hailey Bieber. In 2017 a highlight of her career thus far was to design a couture lingerie piece for Mary J Blige to wear to the iconic Met Gala in New York.  

 

As a female designer, she has always crafted designs of beauty and sensuality to inspire confidence and empowerment in the wearer. It is these qualities that she hopes to become synonymous with Coutille.