In Your Easter Bonnet …

easter-bonnet

Be the grandest fellow this Easter holiday with the Fashion and Textile Museum’s Easter holiday bonnet competition and display. Take inspiration from an exciting array of Piers Atkinson hats to draw the ideal bonnet for 2015 and win yourself a range of fashion prizes.

The Fashion and Textile Museum is hosting its first-ever Easter bonnet competition during the school Easter holidays, from 2nd April onwards. With drawing tips from the Museum’s book ‘How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer’, you are encouraged to put pencil to paper in the Fashion Studio and try out your own design ideas. The selection of hats on display by renowned British milliner Piers Atkinson range from exquisite floral arrangements to bird beaks, magic mushrooms and pompom headbands. The Museum hopes these playful creations will motivate everyone to start drawing fabulous Easter bonnets.

“The Fashion and Textile Museum is one of my favourite places in London,” says Milliner Piers Atkinson. “After working with the Museum founder Zandra Rhodes, my approach to design and colour was revolutionised. I am really pleased to support this competition and hope that it will inspire visitors to explore the creative possibilities of hats and caps in the 21st century.”

The competition is open to all ages and prizes include a Piers Atkinson bubblegum pink ‘Blow Me Up’ hairband,10 copies of the best-selling book ‘How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer’ plus a year’s free entry to the Museum – and Easter chocolate for each entrant too!

Competition forms are available at the information desk and in the Fashion Studio with drawing materials.

Display and competition dates: 2 – 19 April 2015
Display admission included with THEA PORTER 70s Bohemian Chic exhibition

Image left: Pompom Bird Beak Cap: a whimsical, chirpy aesthetic with traditional components reupholstered to emulate a bird, including pointed peak trimmed in grosgrain offset by an oversize pompom.
Image right: Magic Mushrooms, High Summer 2015 by Piers Atkinson: A tiara of rainbow magic mushrooms sprouting from a black leather headband.
Photos © Piers Atkinson

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