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Sunday, 15 July 2012
What's Hot - Hat Works - Milliflorae
I am always surprised by how fast time marches on. It felt much less than 3 months since we had up dated the What's Hot case at Hat Works with the fabulous work of Jen Scott-Russell of H'Atelier, now we were taking it down to be replaced by the next up and coming milliner, Kate Jones.
H'Atelier Showroom, Manchester
Kate works under the name Milliflorae by Kate Jones and I have been fortunate to know her for a few years as she originally trained at Leeds College of Art completing her BA in Fashion and doing millinery as an elective. Kate has the skill to produce strong millinery forms that are eye catching, dramatic and yet wearable. She came to prominence last year in the Stephen Jones competition with Vogue on line with a stunning wood laminate piece, which justly placed her in the top four of this international milliner search. the piece is in the exhibition for closer perusal.
Stephen Jones competition piece
Since her initial experiments with this new material for millinery Kate has really progressed this and the full collection designed specifically for the What's Hot exhibition is a joy to behold. The exhibition is on until the end of August.
Kate with Stephen Jones at Hot Heads launch Hat Works