Tuesday, 10 February 2015

CROWNS N' STYLE


Owing to the obsession with head pieces from the chief bride's maids to the classy event, to tamed parties and mirror narcissism, lets not forget that it is also a mark of  religious porsche-ness-The Hat.

Racing through every civilization, women adorn their hairs in different regalia and themes. Native Americans used feathers, Aztecs would braid their hair with strips of coloured cloth and Egyptians adorn their wigs with gold. Tn Ancient Greece and Rome, many women sprinkled their hair with gold powder, using fresh flours or jewels to decorate it. In Africa, women in some tribes decorated their hair hair with bone pins and leaves.
At the end of the 13th century, the 'Ramshorm' become a popular hair style, using coiled hair around the ears and a center parting(Princess Leia-Style) where Jeweled brooches serves as embellishments. It was not partial  as it was mostly to the noble class where they showed off their wealth and expensive cloths.

During the 1700s the millinery profession was established offering plenty of hair decoration options for women. Milliners are mostly women who specialize in the decoration of hair and hats to match moods and outfits..The extremities of head dressing began to filter down to the lower class in the 19th century at the time of the revolution. The term 'Fascinator' appeared in America in the 1860s referring to a light weight loosely-knitted or crocheted scarf, a small shawl worn over the head.
Fascinators and cocktail hats fell from fashion after the 1960s and became more of a fashion statement in the 1080s. Princess Diana, Grace Jones patronized fashionable pieces during this period.

London based milliner Stephen Jones and Phillip Treacy are responsible for the popularity of the fascinator within fashion elites. Jones introduced the word fascinators to his designs as early as the late 1970s and by the 1980s, his Convent Garden Salon attracted the attention of celebrities and royalty. Treacy became famous in 1989 after designing Isabella Blow's wedding head piece.
The modern fascinator is often embellished with crystals, beads, loops of ribbons attached via a comb or head band. Others have small stiff, flat base that can be secured with pins.
In a collaboration between the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Stephen Jones exhibited his head pieces for the first time in the country, displaying more than 250 hats. H displayed hats ranging from a 12th century Egyptian fez to a 1950s Balenciaga hat alongside other creations by Jones and his contemporaries. Jones spear headed the revolution of milliners in Europe in the early 1980s

Phillip Treacy show cases his artistic creations with celebrities and royalties in the likes Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Victoria Beckham, the late Isabella Blow and other.His Spring Summer collection 2014 was duly inspired and crafted from real orchid flowers patronizing brilliant colours colours and shapes. These two designer among others like Suzy O'Rourke and Gulbert  have created  unique pieces that make a fashion statement.

'There's a technicality to designing and wearing hats. A hat is balancing the proportions of your face; its like architecture or mathematics'...Phillip Treacy

Dare to make a fashion statement at your parties and wedding?  

       ............'How a hat makes you fell is what a hat is all about' Phillip Treacy..................

 

Head pieces by Stephen Jones at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London,

Head pieces by Stephen Jones at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London,

 
'Frozen' designed by Stephen Jones
 
Head pieces by Stephen Jones at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London,


 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014


 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014


 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014




 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014


 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014

 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014

 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014


 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014


 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014

 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014


 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014

 
Philip Treacy Spring Summer 2014
 

Suzy O'Rourke Millinery Autumn/Winter 2012 'Glit Couture'

 

Suzy O'Rourke Millinery Autumn/Winter 2012 'Glit Couture'

 

Suzy O'Rourke Millinery Autumn/Winter 2012 'Glit Couture'


Suzy O'Rourke Millinery Autum/Winter 2012 'Glit Couture'

...............The personality of the wearer and the hat makes the hat...Phillip Treacy..............

                                                                           
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