New Headonism recipient revealed

The BFC announce SS14 milliner mentees

We recently announced that avant-garde milliner Piers Atkinson has moved on from Stephen Jones’ BFC-supported Headonism initiative, to independently showcase his SS14 collection at London Fashion Week. This, of course, leaves a sought-after spot for a new designer - who we can now reveal will be Central Saint Martins graduate Keely Hunter.

Hunter will showcase her architectural designs at Somerset House in the Designer Showrooms and on Friday 13th September, alongside returning milliners Aurora Ozma, Emma Yeo, Moody & Farrell and William Chambers. The five designers will also host a launch party in their space on the ground floor of the LFW HQ.

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Curated by Jones, Headonism is a British Fashion Council initiative that launched in 2009 to provide support and mentorship to aspiring headwear designers. ‘Season on season, the Headonism initiative just keeps getting stronger as they continue to take the world of hat making by storm – and it’s with great thanks to Stephen and all the talented designers involved,’ says BFC CEO Caroline Rush. ‘This September, I’m really looking forward to seeing the SS14 collections from this diverse group who together work so well, yet as individuals have completely unique design aesthetics.’

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As well as on-on-one mentorship from Jones – whose career spans over three decades - the initiative offers various showcasing opportunities with bi-annual installations at London Fashion Week. ‘The Headonism milliners are simply the best in the world,’ praises Jones. ‘It’s fantastic to work with them and a real pleasure to offer my guidance to such an exciting group of creatives.’

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