Minnesota Milliner Karen Morris Debuts Spring Hat Line BY JAHNA PELOQUIN

Milliner Karen Morris with her spring 2016 collection

BECCA SABOT

Karen Morris first caught my eye last spring while on the hunt for Minnesota hat makers for aKentucky Derby–inspired spread in our May 2015 issue. Now, she's back with a new spring collection that's even more lovely than the last. Dubbed "Charm & Happiness," the line combines traditional seasonal colors (yellow, blue, lilac, pink, and peach) with minimal silhouettes—a modern twist on the traditional Kentucky Derby–style hat.

The St. Paul–based, Hong Kong–born designer, who trained with top milliners in Britain, Australia, and the United States, will debut the new line this weekend at a preview party at Uptown boutique Showroom on Saturday, where customers can pre-order from the line as well as make custom orders—just in time for your Kentucky Derby parties. Pre-orders can also be placed at theMinneapolis Craft Market's Arctic Market this Sunday, where Morris will also have some past-season hats on sale. And brides-to-be, mothers of the bride, and bridesmaids should be sure to check out Morris's newest collection of bridal hats as part of a bridal trunk show on Friday with local line Sonelle Couture. 

Hat lovers may also want to check out Morris's new hat boxes, custom-made in wood and imported from Spain. They'll be available for purchase online at kmhats.com beginning March 14 in a variety of sizes.

Bridal Trunk Show: 5-7 p.m. Fri. Showroom, 615 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, showroommpls.com.Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Trunk Show: 5-7 p.m. Sat. Showroom. Minneapolis Craft Market: Arctic Market: Noon-6 p.m. Sun. Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, 1368 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolismplscraftmarket.com.

View the complete Spring/Summer 2016 line:

Joshua Harker, 3D Printed Headwear

Amazing collection of printed on a 3 D Printer Headgear Quixotic Divinity of Joshua Harker!
Joshua Harker has always been a creative personality. He used the technology of 3 D printing for the establishment of the glamour of works of art. Its Printed Sculpture, crania anatomica filigre and anatomica di revolutis, one of the most funded at Kickstarter.
Last Job Harker - Collection Headgear Quixotic Divinity, created with the help of 3 D printing. Form, the details and the complex decorative polyamide coverings clearly show which elaborate objects can create modern printers.
" Exploring the possibility of 3 D printing and inspired by the traditional with headgear and masks of American Indians, the inhabitants of Africa and Asia, I managed to complete the symbolism of the works. Mask reflects the human personality, symbolic of the liberation of the spirit from the body ".
The Headdresses created with selective laser sintering. The total duration of the building was about 200 hours, for the work of the large format printer was used from the EOS for print poliamidom.
Premiere at the podium was held in London in the first, and then in the Louvre, Paris. On 13-15 February, the products will also appear on the exhibition of 3 d printshow in the exhibition centre at the metropolitan pavilion in Nʹy York, USA.

 

Racing Fashion Loves Tolentino of Spain

Tolentino Master Millinery of Seville Spain.

When Filipe Vivas of Tolentino Haute Hats posted these images I just knew I had to share with you, I hope you love it as much as I do.

"Object Trouvé" Tolentino Hat Fashion Show. Siq. Real Alcazar of Seville.
Photographs of Erregiro Custom Blythes. Parade dedicated to all the movements and muses of a unique era in the Paris of the crazy years.

 

Jane Taylor Flagship Store London United Kingdom

Racing Fashion loves Jane Taylor Millinery and is excited to announce that her store will be open December.

253 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EL

For more on Jane Taylor, Click Here. 

Millinery Award at Flemington on Oaks Day 2015

Congratulations Cynthia Bryson Jones who's hat stood heads above the rest.  Your hat was truly amazing as were all the entries and such a variety of beautiful hats for selection.  I think rather than seeing this as a competition Milliners should see this as a showcase for their work and aesthetic for their work.  It is such a wonderful platform for Hats and Millinery skills to be showcased.  There are so many talents in Australia with this craft, I think we should see you all winners rather than standing in a competition.  It is so relative to what makes a great hat and there are so many techniques that some may say this is craft not Millinery.  At the end of the day it is about Hats.  It is a very competitive market with in allot of cases more hats than heads to wear them.  Judge yourself with what you love rather than what another puts forward.  Every hat had such personality and different qualities that I would find it most confusing to judge a winner, relish in the love of what you do and enjoy.  For me, to put forward a Hat in front of such a Hat Dignitary as Stephen Jones should be a win within itself. 

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