Merchant Archive’s AW17 collection was inspired by the still life photographic work of Isabelle Bannerman, a renowned plantswoman and award winning landscape designer. Her photographic work mesmerizingly captures the beauty and fragility of life, that brief moment between growth and decay.


Constructed in French, Italian and British cloth, using trims from Germany and producing in the United Kingdom, Merchant Archive is a British brand proud to work with its European neighbours. The Merchant Archive AW17 film considers this alliance and the fragility of life’s delicate balance through the freedom and coming together of dance. The film was shortlisted for the 'Use of Fashion' category at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival.


Revolving and reforming the archive to create a collection worthy of a future archive.