Bundle MacLaren

Stylish Millinery by Bundle MacLaren

Bundle MacLaren

One of London’s most exciting designers, Bundle MacLaren, has emerged as one of the most sought after milliners in the country, and the extraordinary SS19 collection does not disappoint!

Bundle MacLaren

As quirky as the name suggests, Bundle MacLaren’s range of hats presents an eclectic mix of edgy, bold concept pieces and whimsical, romantic designs. Struck by the distinct lack of stylish, yet affordable hats on offer, Bundle spotted a gap in the market, and immediately set about filling it.

Bundle MacLaren

Bundle MacLaren

“My dream when I started was to make beautiful hats at reasonable prices and I’ve worked really hard to stay true to that goal.” Applying her traditional millinery training, at London’s Kensington & Chelsea College, Bundle quickly drew an affluent crowd and word of her uniquely spirited approach spread like wildfire.

Bundle MacLaren

Bundle MacLaren

Bundle MacLaren

Celebrity fans include Princess Eugenie, Jodie Kidd, Katie Piper, Katherine Jenkins, Pippa Middleton, Helen McCrory and Millie Mackintosh. From Royal Weddings to Ascot, bespoke or ready-to-wear, each creation is underpinned by a sense of fun and intended to make the heart beat a little faster; ideal for those wanting to make a memorable entrance and leave a lasting impression.

Bundle MacLaren

Bundle MacLaren

Every hat and headpiece can be made to order for clients in any colour scheme to perfectly match their outfit. This bespoke design service usually takes 2 – 4 weeks in collaboration with the millinery team; the possibilities are endless. This breakthrough brand isn’t limited to special occasions.

Bundle MacLaren

Their unique casual offering includes an array of colourful winter trilbies, elegant fedoras, and chic sun hats, all made to measure in the finest materials. A world apart from their competitors, clients can choose every aspect of their hat, from colour and style, to material and trim.

Bundle MacLaren

The full 2019 Kennedy collection is available online with prices starting from £149. The brand is available at Fenwicks Bond Street and Bundle has also designed an exclusive collection for John Lewis.

For more info visit:  www.bundlemaclaren.co.uk

Katherine Walker

How To Choose The Right Hat For A Wedding By Katherine Elizabeth

Katherine WalkerAward winning designer Katherine Elizabeth gives her advice on how to choose the right hat for a wedding here on Bride Icon:

Mother of the Bride

The Mother of the Bride is one of the most important people of the day apart from the bride. She will spend a lot of time with guests so may want to move away from the traditional crown and brim unless her brim sweeps up. This also helps to take away shadows.  Alternatively you could wear a headpiece in sinamay or parisisal straw or a cocktail hat.  Always wear your hat on a slant as that is the most flattering position.

Katherine WalkerGuest at a wedding

If you choose a formal outfit to reflect the occasion, you should wear something that compliments this outfit such as a smart boxed headpiece or upturned brim. But a lot of weddings are becoming more relaxed these days and in those occasions your headpiece can also be relaxed with ether bright colours or soft nude and pink tones to match your summer dress. Lots of people are wearing flowers these days but it’s still nice to wear them on a hat instead of a headband, unless the wedding is very bohemian.

Katherine WalkerChoose the right hat to compliment your face shape. 

  • If your face is round, chose a hat that is more architectural and angular, wear something on a slant or that cuts across you face. Stay away from fluff or round hats.
  • If your face is square soften the look with a round hat that has softer feathery features.
  • If you have a long face do not wear anything that is to tall, have an angular headpiece that cuts across the face to break up the length. 

When visiting a milliner chose your outfit first so that your Milliner will be able to design you a hat to match, the hat also has to match your personality, the shape of your face, the cut of your dress and colour but you can leave that up to the milliner.

Katherine WalkerA good milliner will always check the design with you and let you try it on halfway through the design process so that you can be sure you are completely happy and looking forward to wearing it.

Katherine WalkerView Katherine Elizabeth’s collection at www.katherineelizabethhats.com or visit her in her showroom at The Oxo Tower.

 

 

Awon Golding

Awon Golding Millinery – The Bridal Collection

Awon Golding

Awon Golding Millinery, has recently launched an exquisite bridal collection inspired by 70s glamour and the iconic style of Bianca Jagger.  Using sumptuous fabrics and feathers and traditional techniques creating stunning bridal accessories for the modern bride.

Awon Golding

An award-winning London-based milliner, Awon Golding had spent a diverse youth in India, Hong Kong and England.  She draws on her multicultural heritage to inspire dynamic headpieces. Working with bold shapes to create dramatic silhouettes, each piece is handcrafted in her London studio incorporating modern materials and traditional techniques.

Awon Golding

Working as a fashion writer and magazine editor in Hong Kong, she eventually arrived in London to pursue her dream of millinery.  After an apprenticeship with acclaimed milliner Edwina Ibbotson, she went on to receive a Distinction in Millinery from the Kensington and Chelsea College. A job designing hats and soft accessories for high street giants Topshop and River Island followed, after which Awon decided to set up her own label.

Awon Golding

Her flair and creative talent were recognised by The Honourable Feltmaker’s Guild, who awarded her first prize at its annual millinery competition in 2010, and secured the Industry Prize in the Hat Designer of the Year competition 2013 for her collection inspired by the Queen of Bhutan.  Awon was selected by world renowned milliner Stephen Jones and the British Fashion Council to showcase as part of Headonism, a platform for the UK’s finest up-and-coming millinery talent at London Fashion Week.

Awon Golding

She creates two seasonal collections a year – Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter – and private commissions for a wide range of customers. Her hats are available for purchase at London’s Fortnum & Mason, as well as a selection of international stockists.

www.awongolding.com

The sSeasons Hat

The Seasons Hats – Bridal Range

The Season Hats have launched their new bridal range of luxurious headwear for the ultra modern bride!   The husband and wife duo Paul Stafford and Selina Horshi behind this modern brand of headwear, offers to aim something new to the bride who wants a distinct but wearable piece – complimenting her modern and chic wardrobe. Paul initially trained under Royal milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan and then took a masters in womenswear specialising in millinery at the Royal College of Art.

season2    The Seasons Hats

The bridal range features radiating lines and hazes of tulle offering a flattering and beautiful look for the modern bride.  There is a selection of folding tulle and satin pieces in white, creams and golds that sits alongside leather hairbands and tiaras that are just perfect for the wedding day.

The Seasons Hat     The Season Hat

The Seasons Hats have recently exhibited their fabulous range of hats during London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.  Created by award-winning designers and made in London from the highest quality materials, The Seasons Hats brings a breath of fresh air towards the bridal hat range which include hairbands, headpieces and their signature folding hats for special occasions.

Further information about The Seasons hats visit:  http://theseasonhats.com/

 

The Seasons Hats