Millinery is Making a Comeback.
Philip Treacy is a name that most people associate with fabulous millinery. He is one of the worlds leading experts when it comes to off the wall fascinators and terrific tailored top hats for fashions most fanciful. But as good as Mr. Treacy is, the art of high-end hat making is as old as fashion itself so a new flock of hat makers is taking to the runway with gumption and vigor.
Stephen Jones is a hat maker among hat makers and is making waves. He takes couture and Ready-to-wear to the next level and is a master of accessory. His power is released when he takes his unique materials and crafts some of the most unusual and amazing sculptures that pass beautifully as head wear. He uses everything from porcupine quills, exotic feathers, and flowers from all over the world.
The Stephen Jones line was recently seen on the Giles runway in the form of a headdress that stole the show. So many of these avant garde hats are taking over fashion week and the designers responsible are making a big splash.
Another designer that has always made headlines and heads turn is Marc Jacobs and his recent Fall 2012 collection was no different. His use of oversized Mad Hatter millinery is too crazy for words. The full mink dyed hats are over sized and fit nicely into the ridiculous category of accessories especially when it comes to hats. But the crazy designs won him high praise from nearly all major fashion publications and bloggers who attended the show. Personally I thought the cat in the hat looking furry rain catchers were a bit out too lunch. Perhaps even for me.
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Would you ever wear these hats?
If so, who is your favorite designer?
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