Headonism, supported by the Royal Ascot and curated by Stephen Jones, is an initiative by the British Fashion Council to support emerging talent within millinery. At London Fashion Week AW13, the five designers showcased were Aurora Ozma, Emma Yeo, William Chambers, Piers Atkinsom and Moody and Farrell.
A short video introducing the Headonism exhibition can be viewed here.
I spoke to some of the designers at Headonism:
Aurora Ozma is based in London but is originally from Newcastle. This is her second collection, and her first time at Headonism. She is inspired by her love of vintage clothes and hats, and is completely self-taught. She uses materials such as nappa leather, Swarovski crystals and buckram coated with acrylic paint to achieve a texture that doesn’t look ‘too clean’. She is also inspired by figures such as Marie-Antoinette.
According to the press release for this collection title ‘Backseam Bullet’, it draws upon influences such as the Belle-Epoque, tattered American-tan stockings, and girdles.
I really like the collection – the colours are neutral and really adaptable, and the styles are classic but still unique. I love the glamour of the hats, and I think they’d add plenty of attitude to an outfit.
For more information, you can visit Aurora Ozma’s website.