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Thursday
Oct072010

A British head turner

After a two-hour train ride from Amsterdam we arrived in Antwerp, Belgium. This charming city has always been on my list of destinations since it's known to be a Mecca for up-and-coming fashion designers who are influencing the couture scene. While strolling down the cobblestone street near the Hotel Banks (where we're staying) I came across The MoMu, the Fashion Museum of Antwerp. Immediately I went in, and to my surprise they were hosting an exhibit of the largest collection of Stephen Jones' hats outside of his native Britain.

He might not be a household name to most, but he's an extremely talented hat maker who has played a invaluable behind-the-scenes role in fashion. His work has influenced many of the world's top designers' collections for the last 30 years. Among them are Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs and John Galliano.

The exhibit is wonderfully designed: it showcases his hats and complementing outfits in and on top of enlarged models of his hat boxes – precise reproductions of the ones he uses. The installation can also transport you to the magical world of Alice in Wonderland as oversized hats are frequently found throughout the space. If by any chance you are planning to be in this part of the world, this fantastic show will be open until February 13, 2011. It's really visually stimulating and unbelievable.

Reader Comments (1)

Wow! Estupenda exhibicion!

Oct 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguel Sirgado

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