Each season, Sydney-based milliner Suzy O’Rourke gets inspiration from a particular theme—Atlantis, Casablanca, Gardens, and for this current Fall/Winter 2012, it’s Gilt. This recent collection takes its cue from a few past decades, be it 1920s boaters to ‘70s wide brims. Harking back to
Artist Barbara Keal began making things out of felt when she became aware of a ” motley herd of almost wild looking sheep” that graze on her local nature reserve, Malling Hill. She found sanity and vitality visiting them, they allowed her to rise up and out of the human community of the town, acknowledging [...]
1936- Hatmaker Auguste Michel opens Maison Michel 65 Rue Sainte Anne , Paris…1968 – Pierre Debard takes over with his wife Claudine…1975 – Debard re-introduces Weismanns, old straw sewing machines that enable the creation of straw hats with invisible stitching. These hats appeal to Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent…1980 – Haute couture production begins for Chanel, [...]
One of Japan’s most famous and internationally-known milliners, Akio Hirata, is showcasing more than seventy years of work at the Spiral Garden in Tokyo – The exhibition features more than 4000 white ‘ghost hats’ floating around and acting as shells of the ‘real’ hats on display. This beautiful and dreamy installation was created by Japan’s [...]
Piers Atkinson’s latest collection “Paris” consists of a 33-strong extraordinary headpieces. He drew inspiration from the Parisian noir side with its dark cafes and extravagant showgirls and that came across in the unconventional grunge and glamor collection.
Indian headgear and accessory designer Shilpa Chavan aka Little Shilpa has the gift of creating amazing head pieces and jewelry. Between her own collection, a few runway collabs (like Manish Arora) and editorial or advertising styling, Little Shilpa is a talented designer to watch (especially her Spring 2010 “Headonism” collection) !
Having only been showing at New York Fashion Week for three years now, little country New Zealand’s big success Karen Walker continues to keep her Northern Hemisphereans on their toes. Past Fall collection themes have included thirties comic book superheroines and Victorian Edwardian meets grunge street. This year Walker presents to us a collection in tune with the current fall of the economy: She’s Cracked. The show was very cleverly ordered starting off with more classic neutral looks with splashes of colored accessories here and there hinting at the trouble to come.
The Lookbook for Susana Monaco‘s Winter collection is simple, chic, yet high detailed. The clothes are lovely as usual but the head wear is what grabs your attention! The black Fleurette hat, the giant blue flower turban, and the top hat are just the beginning…