The exhibition space at the London College of Fashion is somewhat limited in size, yet one room and adjacent cabinets are certainly used to maximise impact in the new millinery show: Head On.
"While contemporary society no longer dictates the daily use of hats, the appetite for millinery on the catwalk, in editorial and even on the high street, continues to flourish," says the preamble. Focusing on decorative millinery, the exhibition features mannequins styled to incorporate headwear as part of a total look.
|Dress by AF Vandervorst, hat by Stephen Jones|
|Dress by Giles Deacon, millinery by Stephen Jones|
You would probably get very odd looks if you wore any of these outfits - and the curious headwear doesn't look to be very practical. However, ShopCurious drew attention to the emerging trend of promoting fashion as art some years ago.
|Dress by Gareth Pugh, headwear by Philip Treacy|
|Dress by Yiqing, headpiece by Paul Stafford|
The show runs until 23rd March, so do pop in to see the display if you are in the Oxford Street area.