This May designers supported by the British Fashion Council’s millinery initiative Headonism, curated by Stephen Jones OBE, join over 200 artisans across London as part of London Craft Week. Alongside esteemed milliners Noel Stewart and Piers Atkinson, the Headonism designers are taking over Christopher’s Club Room, Covent Garden on 5th May 2016. Emma Yeo, Harvy Santos, Keely Hunter and Sophie Beale will be offering one-to-one appointments to assist you with the choice of a bespoke hat, which will see you through the season in style.
To schedule a free consultation with any of the designers please visit londoncraftweek.com/events/how-commission-hat-season-headonism
Headonism is a British Fashion Council initiative curated by Stephen Jones OBE, celebrating the new wave of emerging British milliners. Recipients showcase their pieces at an installation during London Fashion Week each season, and receive mentorship and business support throughout the year.
Originally from Brighton, Emma Yeo initially studied jewellery at Central Saint Martins, but went on to hone her craft in millinery. She has described her work as ‘contemporary sculptural headwear, tailored by technology and craft’ and has received a number of awards, including Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Award, Ascot’s ‘Queen’s Hat Award’ and the ITS YKK Award. @Emma_Yeo
Born in the Philippines, Harvy Santos began his career as a professional ballet dancer in Hong Kong before studying millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College. He has worked for The Royal Opera House, Noel Stewart, and Stephen Jones. Harvy describes his signature style as: ‘fearless fashion with unique creations that are entirely handmade using traditional techniques.' @Harvy_Santos
Handpicked by Selfridges as a Bright Young Thing for 2016, Keely Hunter has also been named a next generation designer to watch by Wallpaper* Magazine. Her work has been featured in a number of international Vogues as well as ES Magazine, Grazia and The Mail on Sunday. She has collaborated on projects with The Science Museum, NARS, Peter Jensen, Rankin and Selfridges among others. @KeelyHunter
Sophie Beale graduated with distinction from Kensington and Chelsea College and has since returned to teach future milliners. Sophie has won multiple awards including Grazia’s national Hat Factor, and her work was selected from over 100 milliners to join a celebration of Britain’s finest millinery in association with the Olympics. She describes her pieces as ‘vibrant and captivating head pieces with a graceful delicacy’. @Hatface_Beale
London Craft Week are offering BFC supporters an exclusive opportunity to join the Collectors' Programme, which includes a small number of one-off and intimate experiences, special access to private residences and exclusive dinners.
Email VIP@londoncraftweek.com quoting ’BFC' for more details.