Britain has traditional and unique hat culture, which represents the British people’s love for hats. Hats are not only an indispensable decoration for ladies, according to aristocratic tradition, hats are also a symbol of social status. With the development of society and hairstyles, the styles of hats are changing. Berets, bowler hats, wool knit hats are becoming increasingly popular in England. Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, is indeed a trendsetter, and she is well-known for her thousands of colorful and bold hats. The hats she has worn are different from each other. Not only do British ladies love hats, but British gentlemen do too. Gentlemen also have to wear a hat in formal occasions. Therefore, in the country with special hat culture, there are a lot of excellent hat designers.
Stephen Jones (born in 1957) is a leading British milliner. Regarded as one of the world’s most radical and important milliners of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, he is prolific, and has created hats for the catwalk shows of many leading couturiers and fashion designers, such as John Galliano at Dior and Vivienne Westwood. Dior, a high-end fashion house in France, designs accessories for women, men and babies, and produces fragrance, makeup and skincare. In 2009, Jones co-curated the 2009 exhibition Hats: An Anthology for the Victoria and Albert Museum. He graduated from Central Saint Martins College, this professional designer has designed hats for Diana Spencer, Dita Von Teese, Madonna Ciccone and so on. He is the first British designer who enters the Paris fashion market.
After provided financial backing by Blitz’s owner Steve Strange, Jones has his first millinery salon, which was an instant success, with Jones commenting in 2008: “Overnight, I had a business”. His first Paris fashion show and his first televised show took place in 1982. Jones was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.
If you like watching TV drama series, you may find that clothes in some of them are so fashionable. We will introduce them for you.
Clothes in Mad Men
Mad Men is an American period drama television series, set primarily in the 1960s, which premiered on July 19, 2007 and ended on May 17, 2015. Widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time, it has received widespread critical acclaim for its writing, acting, and historical authenticity and won many awards, including 16 Emmys and five Golden Globes, becoming the first basic cable series to receive the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and winning in each of its first four seasons.
Janie Bryant, the costumes designer of this drama, collected many magazines, such as Vogue, Time and Look in order to design costumes that could reflect what people were wearing at that time. These details, including the width of a tie, the length of a hemline, the cut of a suit, will give cues to the audience of subtle character and plot changes.There is a photo about the drama. The beret has been popular at that time. In addition to berets, you will also find beret in our online store. Choose your favorite one and become fashionable.