Strange how things all happen at once, sods law I think its called! We are all accustomed to it i think. End of Year Shows on the horizon and the next exhibition that I am guest curating at Hat Works, plus the everyday work stuff all piled in front of me.
Part of my teaching/research work and the Hat Works exhibition was to do some interviews with key milliners in London. Excited - terrified - all in the mix.
|Workroom of Sylvia Fletcher, the couture milliner at Lock's|
First up was a meeting with Sylvia Fletcher at Lock's. Praying that I would work the recorder properly and that I would ask the right questions. Sylvia is often overlooked in the millinery world of excess and brashness, her work has a simpleness and effortlessness that is always wearable and adds that something special to the wearer. This had been shown earlier that week at the Jubilee Pageant on The Thames when the Duchess of Cambridge wore one of Sylvia's creations, a striking red beret.
|Duchess of Cambridge|
|Pages from Sylvia's book 'Headfirst'|
|Ladies Department at Lock's|
|Lock and Co, St James, London|