Saturday, 8 January 2011

ritzy head dressing

Noel Stewart (I should call him Stuart for the regal rank of his 
creations though) is a much talented yet renowned London's 
milliner whose newfangled approach in head dressing 
contributes to redefine British traditional millinery.

Even before attending London's Royal College of Arts, Noel 
worked with designer Dai Rees and as Stephen Jones' 
assistant at Christian Dior acquiring principles and 
practice for his own later label debut.
He designed hats for leading fashion designer brands such 
as Hussein Chalayan, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc 
Jacobs and Diesel among many others and he also 
played a weighty role in Stephen Jones's anthology 
exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum.

Noel Stewart Millinery's ability in creating high-grade hats 
with a strong visual impact lingers on even in its s/s 11 
collection: a truly original and absolutely trendy smorgasbord 
of colorful, preppie, witty, cheering up headwear range 
which seems to be next season's height of posh.

Hebradaze' is the summer collection theme showing soft yet 
tough shapes made with silk, cottons and sinamay threads 
woven through the mesh to create sophisticated (and to 
some extent provocative) tartan sun caps, trilbies or 
coolies in a palette of ecru, black and buttercup yellow.

'Plastic pavilion' uses colored plastic and rubber cords to 
reinvent cocktail or golfing caps and headbands which are 
stunningly rendered in stretch satins and Italian meshes.

'Coral bay' is a romantic set of sculptural statements and 
voguish daywear in which silks and organza are fused to 
create soft architectural trims: unique artworks with a 
natural aptitude for dumbfounding, brimming
with confidence and fascination. 

all pics by:
Much kudos to you, Mr. Stewart, sculptor-milliner.

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Elisabetta,

    Indeed, Mr. Stewart has some very cute milliner desings! Love his 'caps' and also the Rose-hat!

    Have a great weekend and lots of love,

    Mariette's Back to Basics