We are delighted to have discovered ‘Hanout’ a newly opened ladies designer clothes shop in the Marrakech souks. It is modestly named, literally hanout means ‘the shop’ in Darija Moroccan arabic, but the designer clothing on offer is world class.
Collections include Indian inspired pieces from Anaya in London and other select designer clothes, hand bags and jewelry. Centre stage is the work of Hanout’s owner, Marrakech based designer Meriem Rawlings. Meriem is a Moroccan national who returned to her home country to work after studying at the International School of fashion in Amsterdam and Central St Martins in London.
At the time of writing in December 2011 Meriems’s designs on display at Hanout include a stunning range of beautiful kaftans, tunics, trousers all cut in silk fabrics and hand embroided – along with unique one–off pieces. These have been sold at Selfridges, featured in several magazines such as Sharq and Now, and have been worn on tour and featured in an album photo-shoot by singer / songwriter Natasha Atlas.
Hanout is located in the well known Souk Cherifa under the Terrasse des Espices just a few minutes walk from Riad Papillon and Riad Cinnamon. It is open every day except Tuesday from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. .