The Accent of Fashion
I feel that I don’t wear hats enough. In fact, I feel that we don’t wear hats enough as a society and it’s a shame, because not only is it an extension of personal style and another accessory to make a statement with, but it’s also a part of history. Hats used to be an important part of life, from an everyday staple for the walk to work or to get weepy in while watching a loved one get married. Well one man who has never let the side down when it comes to head-wear is British legend of millinery Stephen Jones.
Stephen is becoming somewhat of a British institute, and has definitely contributed to putting British fashion on the map. He has been part of the fashion scene since the seventies, studying at St Martins and mingling at the Blitz club, he built not only a brand of beautiful, unique and desirable hats but also a list the size of my two arms of desirable contacts and has gone on to collaborate with the classics (Christian Dior) to the contemporary (House of Holland.)
Lucky for the people of Antwerp, the MoMu Fashion Museum is showcasing a retrospective in honour of his thirty year anniversary in the millinery trade, Stephen Jones and The Accent of Fashion. The title of the exhibition really hits the nail on the head as a hat really is the ultimate cherry on the cake. The museum has over 120 pieces in their collection, which is the largest outside of the UK so it is guaranteed to be a dribble fest over one-off pieces of fashion history.
8 September 2010 - 13 February 2011. See here for further details.
Posted by Leanne Boulton