LFW: Project Tea Cosy and the magic world of Millinery

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The British Fashion Council, Stephen Jones OBE and Wedgewood celebrated Headonism Spring Summer 2015 and the launch of Project Tea Cosy with a glamorous reception on the first day of London Fashion Week last Friday.

Headonism, a Stephen Jones curated initiative and exhibition sponsored by Wedgewood and the British Fashion Council, invited milliners Awon Golding, Emma Yeo, Keely Hunter and Lizzie McQuade to showcase their SS15 collections and also create a contemporary and unique tea cosy for a Wedgewood teapot.

Here is what we saw and liked and who we met…

HEADONISM Project Tea Cosy

Project Tea Cosy installation.

Headonism Project Tea Cosy London Fashion Week SS15

That explains everything – literally.

HEADONISM Project Tea Cosy Lizzie McQuade

Project Tea Cosy: Lizzie McQuade.

HEADONISM Project Tea Cosy Keely Hunter Millinery

Project Tea Cosy: Keely Hunter

HEADONISM Project Tea Cosy Awon Golding Millinery

Project Tea Cosy: Awon Golding

HEADONISM Project Tea Cosy Emma Yeo

Project Tea Cosy: Emma Yeo

Awon Golding

Awon Golding poses next to her tribal themed collection, Headhunter.

Awon Golding Millinery

Bold colours, beading, feathers and geometric weaving patterns were inspired by the costuming and artefacts of the Naga tribes of North-East India.

Emma Yeo Milliner

Couture Headwear Designer Emma Yeo poses next to her collection, The Space Between.

HEADONISM Emma Yeo hats

Each headpiece in the collection explores space, both negative and positive. The patterns playfully extend beyond the headpieces onto the wearer, thanks to intricate cut out lattice details casting delicate, lace-like shadows.

William Chambers Millinery London Fashion Week

A view of a William Chambers’ collection for Spring Summer 2015.

William Chambers hats at LFW

Time to try on one of the exquisite headpieces showcased. I have always adored the mysterious nature of the veil, and I believe that this William Chambers fascinator suited my black lace top beautifully.

London Fashion Week Headonism Reception 2014

From left to right, girls pose in millinery by Stephen Jones, Keely Hunter, William Chambers, Emma Yeo, Awon Golding

Stephen Jones Millinery 2

This utterly elaborate headpiece, part of Stephen Jones’ Hot House SS15 collection, absolutely deserved its own close-up.

Stephen Jones Millinery

More from Stephen Jones Spring Summer 2015.

Piers Atkinson Millinery London Fashion Week 2014

I adored Piers Atkinson’s garden theme.

London Fashion Week Piers Atkinson Millinery

Detail: the colorful crystal elements on the veil.

Piers Atkinson Millinery London Fashion Week

Please tell me everybody can see this little dwarf waving.

Piers Atkinson Fascinator

Now you can carry a clinging plant on your head.

Piers Atkinson Millinery

Wear with attitude.

 

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