The X Terrace Exhibition is the jewel in the crown of London Hat Week and this year, I am incredibly honoured to have one of my designs featured!
My “Nautilus” hat has been selected as one of the 200 designs to be be shown during this week long festival of all things millinery.
With milliners from all over the world submitting their designs, I am simply over the moon that my hat has been chosen for this accolade.
London Hat Week takes place between 16th and 22nd April 2020 at a variety of locations across the capital. The week kicks off with a Launch Party (naturally!) and the schedule includes exclusive tours, workshops, talks, and social events bringing milliners together from all over the world.
The X Terrace Exhibition: To the Future and Back will run between 16th and 24th April and tickets for admission can be bought here.
Menier Gallery, 51-53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London, SE1 1RU
11am-6pm (Closed Sunday 19th April)
Frequent readers of my blog will know that 2019 was most definitely the year of the Nautilus for me.
From learning how to create these extraordinary shells, to researching their history (I haven’t finished that yet!) and creating this hat, it’s certainly been a “journey”.
However, it feels wonderfully apt that this part of the story, that started at London Hat Week 2018, should finish right back where it started.
Image: Mark Howe
In addition to the exhibition, X Terrace are also hosting a pop up shop where participating milliners can sell their designs. Many of the exhibition hats are for sale, however this shop will showcase the further talents and expertise of the exhibition milliners, at dare I say it, non-exhibition prices!
Sadly, my exhibition hat isn’t for sale. I simply couldn’t put a price on it! I suspect you may spot a familiar theme for my choice of hat for the pop up shop though.
I shall be in London for part of the festivities and I can’t wait. So far on my itinerary are two launch parties, two talks, a possible trip to Luton, some serious supplies shopping and potentially even a catch up with some family. It’s going to be a VERY busy five days for me!
If you are visiting London at this time, I hope you will make time to visit the exhibition which promises to be a hat lovers delight. It goes without saying that I will be making a very special visit to see my hat on display too!