We are thrilled to be taking part in the British Hat Guild X The Jockey Club's fundraising campaign in aid of brain Tumour Research. We created a hat using the King's colours which will be on display over the Coronation weekend at the QIPCO Guineas Festival in Newmarket (5 – 7 May) and The Derby at Epsom Downs on 2nd and 3rd June.
A fascination of hats inspired by the royal racing colours has been created by some of the biggest names in UK millinery.
Created by members of The British Hat Guild, the haute couture pieces include hats by royal milliners Stephen Jones OBE and Rachel Trevor-Morgan and will be auctioned to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.
The hats have been modelled by celebrities, patients, and others affected by the disease, ahead of going on show at two of the highest profile weekends of the summer season. They will be promoted online using the hashtag #AllTheKingsColours and will feature in an online auction during May and June with the proceeds going to the charity.
The 22 hats are being exhibited as Crowning Glory: A Milliners’ Celebration of All the King’s Colours, which will be hosted by The Jockey Club over the Coronation weekend at the QIPCO Guineas Festival in Newmarket (5 – 7 May) and The Derby at Epsom Downs on 3 and 4 June; an event loved by the Queen who attended on all but five occasions in her 70-year reign. Also on display will be a signed set of royal silks from last year’s Platinum Jubilee Derby where the most successful Royal jockeys from across the sport created a guard of honour.
The hats are one-off pieces which hold a retail value of between £350 and £2,000 and all are fashioned in combinations of scarlet, purple, black and gold, the colours of the royal racing silks, to celebrate the Coronation.