Headonism: Showcasing the UK’s Finest Milliners
Joining last year’s winning recipients Emma Yeo and Keely Hunter will be Sophie Beale and Harvy Santos. Long-established milliner Stephen Jones OBE, curator of the showcase commented: “I am delighted that Harvy Santos and Sophie Beale are joining Headonism. They are both wonderful milliners, who have a very distinct view on what millinery should be and the talent with which to express it. Our Headonism stalwarts Emma Yeo and Keely Hunter are here creating unusual and avant-garde millinery and are London’s finest.”
Caroline Rush CBE, CEO of the BFC, added: “Headonism is the UK’s leading platform to generate interest and promote Britain’s most emerging millinery talent. The platform provides designers with the support, development and champion their unique design aesthetics. It has without a doubt become one of the must see collectives over London Fashion Week.”
From left to right: Emma Yeo, Keeley Hunter, Sophie Beale and Harvey Santos
Originally from Brighton, Emma Yeo describes her marks collection as “contemporary sculptural headwear, tailored by technology and craft.” Meanwhile, Harvy Santos talks about his signatures as “fearless fashion with unique creations that are entirely handmade using traditional techniques.” Scottish milliner Keely Hunter’s collection is often said to be “feminine, modern, intricately hand worked pieces that can be worn with ease,” while British born milliner, Sophie Beale describes her creations as “vibrant and captivating head pieces with a graceful delicacy”. Beale graduated from London’s Kensington and Chelsea College and was appointed Royal milliner by the Late Queen Mother.
The Headonism initiative offers mentoring by renowned milliner Stephen Jones OBE and showcasing opportunities with installations at London Fashion Week.