A while back Vogue Magazine (UK) and Master Milliner, Stephen Jones announced a hat competition. Designers were invited to submit their creations for his consideration. The only requirement, as stated by Jones was, “…for something which is made with a broad brushstroke; fantastic construction – I’m looking for art which can be put on the body.” The winning entry will be displayed alongside Jones’ at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York from September 2011 to April 2012. In addition to the main prize, the winner will be awarded a two week internship with Stephen Jones in London; two tickets to the opening night party of the exhibition in New York; and a one year membership to the V&A inLondon! Wow!!!! Someone is going to be very fortunate. Well, it’s a long-shot…There are some absolutely fantastic hats in the competition…But, as they say, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” So, I entered my “Triton’s Horn” hat. “Triton’s Horn” was created from Merino wool, was entirely hand made through the wet-felting process, sculpted, beaded, and adorned with recycled fishing net, beads and shells. To vote, just go to theTalenthouse voting site. The voting began yesterday and runs for five more days. I’d love it if you’d vote for my hat, but do check all of the entries…Truly stunning creations, of every imaginable, and some unimaginable, shapes and styles.
Top image: Triton’s Horn by Dawn Edwards, Photo by Mary Whalen
Bottom image: Milliner, Stephen Jones and his magnificent hats.