24th September, 2021 / 19:30 -
1st March, 2013
Hats have historically played an important role in fashion, as practical conceits, visible symbols of propriety and class, and vehicles for adornment. While contemporary society no longer dictates the daily use of hats, the appetite for millinery on the catwalk, in editorial and even on the high street, continues to flourish. Head On investigates this new space occupied by women’s decorative millinery, situating headwear within the context of a total look and thereby addressing its relationship to body and hair. The exhibition also showcases contemporary interpretations and subversions of headwear, exploring their dynamic role in fashion styling.
Catwalk looks by:
AF Vandevorst AW12, Millinery by Stephen Jones, Donna Karan AW12, Millinery by Stephen Jones, Gareth Pugh SS12, Millinery by Philip Treacy , Giles Deacon SS09, Millinery by Stephen Jones, Fyodor Golan SS13, Millinery by Zara Gorman, Hannah Marshall SS10, Millinery by House of Flora, John Rocha SS13, Millinery by John Rocha, Roksanda Ilincic, Millinery by Noel Stewart, Yiqing Yin W12, Millinery by Paul Stafford and Yohji Yamamoto SS04, Millinery by ITOYAMA-DESIGN
Contemporary Headwear by:
Yasemen Hussein, Unravel 2013, Katsuya Kamo, Silver head for Junya Watanabe SS13 and Lara Jensen, ‘Vanitas’ Leather Rose Headpiece SS13