Curated by Atelier Millinery & HATalk
6-12 March 2014
The all new London Hat Week (LHW) is set to launch on Thursday March 6th, 2014 at an exclusive preview of My Favourite Hat, a fascinating new exhibition featuring the inspiration of some of London’s most famous hat personalities. London Hat Week will celebrate every aspect of making and wearing hats in the city which is leading the worldwide revival of millinery and hatting.
Atelier Millinery will be the official hub of London Hat Week, with an exciting schedule of events being hosted by LHW partners across London during the week, many of which will be free of charge.
Fashion and history lovers alike will have a rare chance to go behind the scenes at some of the oldest hat shops in London, such as Lock & Co and Bates the Hatters of Jermyn Street, to hear tales passed down through the centuries of British hatting. Creative types can book workshop places with top London milliners, including Bailey Tomlin, Dillon Wallwork and Emma Yeo, who will be opening up their studios to share specialist hat making techniques with willing learners. Those wanting to grow their own hat businesses can come along to a special workshops at Kensington & Chelsea College and enjoy viewing the season’s newest wooden hat block shapes from Guy MorseBrown Hat Blocks.
Hats continue to be ‘on trend’ this season and London is THE place to wear, make and buy hats. Everyone can experience the instant sense of style and confidence that putting on a hat can give during London Hat Week and with special discounts and retail promotions being offered at hat shops and showrooms throughout London and online, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a brand new style.
Exhibits from ‘My Favourite Hat’ will be available to view at Atelier Millinery, Bates and other London locations throughout the week. Sunday will see a fabulous HatWalk through the West End so look out for us and join in if you are in the area.
The programme is available online via the London Hat Week website and will continue to be updated until the weekend.
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We look forward to seeing you there – in your favourite hats!
‘Bird of Paradise’ by Rachel Trevor-Morgan, as below, will be on display at the Official Launch of London Hat Week 2014 at The Courthouse Hotel on Thursday March 6th, along with the favourite hats of many of London’s other top milliners. The launch will also feature a charity prize draw in aid of Brain Tumour Research, with prizes including hats by Philip Treacy and Rachel Trevor-Morgan. To find out more, go to www.londonhatweek.com.
Taylor, whose regular clients include the Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex, made this elegant straw cocktail hat with striking oriental pheasant, peacock and goose feather detail for luxury Fashion Designer Amanda Wakeley to wear to Royal Ascot in 2013. Wakeley commissioned this extravagant piece to wear with a classic black dress from her current collection and was filmed in an interview by Vogue.
Photography Credits: Sarah Jones: www.sarahjonesphotography.co.uk