Now in its third edition, the ‘Unveiled’ project joined forces with the renowned porcelain manufacturer Meissen to create a collection of fine porcelain inspired hats. Taking inspiration from their extraordinary designs from the last 300 years, nine milliners including Stephen Jones, Harvy Santos, Bridget Bailey, Leo Carlton, The Season Hats and Sarah Blackmore each created a unique headpiece to showcase their craft whilst highlighting the mastery of the Meissen workshop.
The exhibition was co-curated by three internationally acclaimed milliners: Rachel Trevor-Morgan who has a loyal international clientele and is warrant holder to HM The Queen, Edwina Ibbotson whose hats are regularly featured in Vogue, Tatler and Harpers Bazaar as recently seen in British Vogue on Oscar winner Emma Thompson, and Noel Stewart, who regularly collaborates with leading fashion designers such as Erdem and Givenchy.
In a world first, the milliners collaborated with the craftsmen of Meissen to create a set of porcelain hat pins. Each milliner came up with the design and sketched what they thought their pin should look like. It was then up to the artists of Meissen to interpret those designs and make them come to life on such a small piece of porcelain. Can you guess who’s is whose?
London Craft Week is an annual event that showcases exceptional British and international craftsmanship and is a journey-of-discovery through events across the capital such as hidden workshops, ateliers and open studios. Unveiled –The Meissen Edition is being hosted by the iconic Thomas Goode & Co. in their new Burlington Arcade premises.