HEAD GEAR - ROYAL ASCOT MILLINERY COLLECTIVE

  Find more info`s about the Millinery Collective here:  www.fenwick.co.uk

Find more info`s about the Millinery Collective here: www.fenwick.co.uk

INTRODUCING THE ROYAL ASCOT MILLINERY COLLECTIVE

Newcomer to the Millinery Collective Edwina Ibbotson says she wanted to design "a striking hat with clean lines and a touch of fun", and we think the pom-poms strike a perfect balance.

"Boaters are normally a classic shape, but I have designed this piece to look very modern for Royal Ascot 2016." 

It`s not often that you get to try on so many unique, beautiful and creative hats for a photoshoot. 

This time I was booked for the Royal Ascot Millinery Collective shot by Rupert Peace. I love the style of the photos, they really remind me of those Victorian Porcellan dolls. 

All of the hat`s are very beautiful but don`t underestimate what it`s like to wear one for a full day ;). 

This wonderful Butterfly creation was one of my favorites hat`s which was designed by Lady Laura Cathcart. 

"The hat I've designed is inspired by my new Butterfly House collection," she says. "Decorated with red feather butterflies on a black woven straw base, it evokes the spirit of the Ascot social butterfly as well as the English summer season when Bright Young social butterflies spread their beautifully coloured wings.

"I wanted it to be feminine as well as chic and practical for watching the serious racing. Fashion, racing and glamour all come together at Royal Ascot, any society milliner's most important week of the year.”

Throw a modern twist on the drama and glamour of Royal Ascot with this design from the iconic Philip Treacy.

“This sculptured slice rises to the occasion in a rather contemporary yet feminine way," Treacy says. 

A hat "inspired by the exotic elegance and tropical vibrancy of the avian kingdom", this design from Harvy Santos is perfectly reminiscent of a British summer garden.

"The hat captures the sense of birds in motion—flying, diving, and causing a commotion – and a nod to millinery history with feathers being a fundamental element for centuries," Harvy says.

“My signature piece is the Matador style as I love the classic shape," says Laura Apsit-Livens of her design, a timeless piece that's sure to make your race day outfit complete. 

"I wanted to have some fun with the piece for Royal Ascot to create movement and charisma with a sweetie inspired duchess satin bow."

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