Showstudio: Nick Knight and Amanda Harlech revive the bonnet with a live shoot.( a brief visual history by Lady Sybilia)

 

 

vogue - 1944
Bonnet:Vogue – 1944

 

Noel Stewart
bonnet by miliner Noel Stewart, fashion from Junya Watanabe.

Noel Stewart

Its true and very interesting.Nick Knight and Amanda Harlech revive the bonnet with a live shoot. A selection of makers – from Sarah Burton to J.W. Anderson – were approached to create their own interpretation of a bonnet, with encouragement to ignore limitation. The bonnet can frame the face, capturing the gaze and serving as a funnel, or stand alone as an object of beauty. Both functions will be explored.

The bonnet, a now largely extinct piece of headwear has a rich and varied history. A selection of their favourite makers, including Sarah Burton, Iris Van Herpen, Stephen Jones and J.W. Anderson, were approached to craft their own interpretation of a bonnet, with encouragement to ignore limitation and create freely. The bonnet can frame the face, capturing the gaze and serving as a funnel for beauty, or it can stand alone as an attractive object. It can give status or it can give anonymity. It can protect and shield the wearer or it can draw attention. These many roles will be celebrated in an editorial for V magazine and fashion film for SHOWstudio, the making of which will be streamed live on 7 and 8 September.

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Bonnets:Sarah Burton of McQueen
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Nick Knight is shooting the beautiful Moya in a bonnet from Angel’s costume

Watch live! http://showstudio.com/project/bonnet

 

The bonnet was an indispensable  garment of a woman’s outfit until the 119th century,often revived in the years that followed.It is interesting to know that before the modern perception of ‘headgear’,the bonnet was making history by its own in the hands of exquisite milliners.

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Bonnet:1939
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Bonnet – 1810
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Bergdorf Goodman bonnet: Date:1944

 

 

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