Hanno WESSEL is born in 1965 in the North of Germany.
After studies at the « Ecole de la chambre syndicale de la couture Parisienne », he first works in the Haute Couture House Lecoanet-Hemant for 3 years. He is then head of studio for the designer Etienne Brunel and finally launches his own brand HANNOH in 1994.
His collection has immediate success with buyers and press and the brand’s first collection is sold in to shops such as Maria Luisa Paris, Galeries Lafayette, Henri Bendel NY, Chiarivari NY, IF in Soho.
HANNOH is now distributed in 120 shops all over the world.
In 2001 Hanno Wessel is senior brand designer for GLAZ, a new brand for the Takaso group in Tokyo where he develops the concept and the first collection.
In 2004 Hanno Wessel is appointed consultant designer for two Italian brands, Hache, a high-end brand for Ladies and Ter et Bantine uomo, a brand for luxurious menswear.
In 2005 and 2006 Hanno Wessel designs Fur collections for Sprung Freres, one of Paris’ most prestigious fur houses.
In 2006 Hanno Wessel wins the “Paris Capital of Creation” price for his a/winter collection.In November 2006, Hanno is invited to hold a conference at the Monterrey Design week with fellow designers and architects such as André Putman, Zaha Hadid, Masaki Matsushima, Inga Sempé and others.
In 2007 Hanno Wessel has been appointed professor at ESMOD school teaching design and marketing in a masterclass (fourth year students).
November 2008, HANNOH is attending the “Humen Fashion week “in Humen, Kanton and organizes a catwalk show of his work largely covered by the Chinese medias (Tv and newspapers).
In June 2010, Hanno Wessel is Co-president of the Jury at ESMOD Lille/Roubaix in France.