Silhouettes are bold, with the ‘Cold Shoulder,’ trend picking up force anything extreme works for a sleeve; ruffles, flutes, cropped, bunched or oversized. Hemlines take a similar lead and the more uneven and unusual the better.
The romantic colour palette with the odd bold contrast works well with our 6 favourite trends, ‘Botanicals,’ ‘Complicated Braids,’ ‘Plastic Chic,’ ‘Animal Effects,’ ‘Intricate Techniques’ and finally ‘Rough and Raw.’ We have pulled together a moodboard and some detail about each and how we have interpreted them into our millinery this season.
Botanicals & Florals
We just love florals; they bring colour, vibrancy and movement to any look and are also a great option for the races to make you stand out from the crowd. We make all our own flowers petal by petal in materials including silk, tweed and even leather. Think monochrome flowers, jungle prints, the reflections of nature, bold graphic flowers, translucent leaves and make your outfit come to life.
Extreme texture is a great trend for hats, we love working with different braids and straws to make a design come to life. We have taken inspiration from crossover lines, contrasting fibres and even incorporated laser cut trims.
Shiny trims on hats are all the fashion with artificial sparkle from patent leather and laser cut plastics. We created these patent and clear plastic flowers from heated up bottles and finished them with black Swarovski stamens.
Animal is making a statement again, this time interpreted as tribal type prints. We are loving the leopard print sinamay, playing with coloured leathers, and using feathers to rock the cheeta vibe.
We are loving the folds, curves, delicate detail, ruches, fans and lace effect; the more complicated the better. These hats speak for themselves and need no further input so go plain and understated with the dress and let the hat take centre stage.
Rough and Raw
This trend is all about the feel of fabrics; tweeds, weaves, crumpled fabrics, mottled leathers, woven plastics and checks, these will all add interest to the surface of a hat and make everyone want to touch your headwear!
We hope you have enjoyed our interpretation of the seasons trends and we are excited to announce we have just moved to our new showroom and studio on Cold Bath Place, Harrogate. Contact us on 01423 816511 and book an appointment to either hire or commission your millinery for this season’s racing.