Congratulations to our Fulham shop manager, Sophie, on being selected for the [ Milliner x Artisan ] 2016 London Hat Week Official Exhibition in October.
Following last year’s successful 21st Century Hat Exhibition which attracted 36 milliners from 14 countries and over 400 visitors; London Hat Week is once again teaming up with X Terrace Fashion Platform to curate an exhibition that celebrates collaborations between art and millinery.
It will showcase 130 hats made by over 100 milliners around the world (from 19 countries) who were inspired by a painter, film, or architecture, created hats with the help of a sculptor, scientist or collaborated with a print designer, stylist, photographer to create history, and to make great ideas come true.
Sophie’s creation was inspired by the 1982 film ‘The Dark Crystal’. It’s the story of Jen’s quest, an elf-like creature, to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. “I used to watch this film regularly when I was little. I was too young to understand it but I was fascinated by the Crystal’s powers and completely terrified by the Skeksis, the evil vulture-like creatures. Working on my Crystal Collection was a way of revisiting the film and conquering childhood fears.”
London Hat Week Official Exhibition [ Milliner x Artisan ] event details
You can go see Sophie’s creation between the 7th and 12th of October. The exhibition will be open daily from 11-6pm.
Event information: www.facebook.com/events/805719126230582/
Limited early bird tickets: £6 | Full price tickets: £9
Order your tickets now: http://v.ht/hat16
More about Sophie Dallison x Miss Mirshka Millinery
Sophie makes hats under the label of Miss Mirshka. After graduating with a distinction from City & Guilds Level 1 and 2 in millinery design from the renowned Kensington and Chelsea College, she gained further technical experience under established London milliner Bundle MacLaren.
She now manages Herald & Heart in Fulham so do ask for her when you visit us – you will be in safe hands when choosing the perfect hat for you.
Read more about her work here: www.missmirshka.com