Wednesday, February 22, 2012
milliner Stephen Jones was diving head first
"New York was really busy this season. I did the hats for Victoria Beckham for the second season and then for Marc Jacobs," said Jones sporting a fantastic flat cap of his own design.
For the Jacobs show, where models took to the catwalk in 60 mushroom-style floppy hats, the work began back in November.
SEE THE VICTORIA BECKHAM HATS HERE
Now back in London and Jones continues to work his magic - doing the hats for Issa London, Giles and Kinder Aggugini, as well as presenting the country's new best millinery talent with Headonism.
"It's [millinery] really exciting. It's the most exciting it's been certainly in my lifetime - people are coming in from all different angles," he said, pointing out the work of William Chambers - currently on show in the Headonism exhibition space at Somerset House - who had used straws to create a fascinator delight.
SEE THE MARC JACOBS HATS HERE
"Marc had this idea about the face being surrounded by volume and about beauty. We researched Edwardian shapes and Veronica Lake shapes," explained Jones of how the concept came to life - adding that there was a touch of Jamiroquai's Jay Kay in there also; he in fact designed the singer's hats too.
Meanwhile, for Beckham, the inspiration came from a little closer to home.
"I've known Victoria for a long time and she's great to work with. With the hats for her show, there's a reality to them. We said let's do one like David's hats and we borrowed one of his and then put a peak on it," he told us.
JUST back from New York last Wednesday, and milliner Stephen Jones was diving head first - if you'll pardon the pun - into London Fashion Week to launch Headonism, the British Fashion Council initiative he curated to support and showcase new millinery talent.