Staged in October, the exhibition featured over 130 specially selected millinery headpieces and was the brain child of Professor Monique Lee Hylands-White. Monique a hugely respected milliner, curated the cutting edge exhibition staging it at Coventry University’s London Campus. As I had two pieces selected for the exhibition – Heald wire & Weft – I was there too!
Tony’s creative team wrote about the concept behind the exhibition and his impressions of the opening night in issue 17 of the magazine, bit.ly/2oPCVSy.
Everyone who attended the opening night or visited on one of the successive days was aware that the exhibition created a melting pot of creativity, there was a real buzz of excitement, and headwear, headwear, headwear was everywhere! This week Tony published issue 18, bit.ly/2oPqZjV
In this edition he has included a further article inspired by the exhibition, this time he has focussed on my work as a milliner – including my millinery journey from retail buyer to couture milliner with a keen interest in recycling. The piece also covers the sources of inspiration for the two pieces Monique selected for the exhibition, Heald Wire & Weft. You can also read the review on my press page
Spring – seen above was made for the opening night of MillinerXArtisan – is another example of my recycled work, a cocktail piece made from recycled heald wires from a woollen and scuba fabric from clothing purchased at Oxfam!
Image GIS Photographic