With Princess Beatrice’s Philip Treacy hat auctioned for over $130,000, and the fall Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, and spring Hermes runways all showing hats as the hottest go to accessory, we couldn’t resist the call of the modern and fabulously updated Audrey Hepburn.
Answering the classic and sharply sophisticated call of fashionistas everywhere, London’s Nasir Mazhar, Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, and Ohio’s own Amy Hamilton are milliners around the world who have created their own definition of the timeless and now on trend aesthetic– The Hat.
In the words on Philip Treacy himself, “I couldn’t believe that I’d hit upon a person who didn’t expect tulle and veiling and pearls for her wedding hat.” Indeed, Amy’s creative force couldn’t agree more, her new collection of bridal inspired hats at Big Rock, speak for themselves. Amy began her creative, millinery journey 20 years ago at Columbus College of Art and Design. Part of the fashion scene in the 80’s, she couldn’t seem to get her hair big enough….who could?!? and so decided to make hats that would coax her hair into that outrageous and definite 80’s grandeur!
The process of making hats from the raw materials up remains part of Amy’s passion for the couture and exquisitely detailed millinery confections. Hailing from Vermont, and now living in a breath-taking and luxuriously renovated farm in Granville, Amy teaches hat making classes to those wanting to learn the secrets of her high fashion creations. Featured in Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine, and Capital Style, to name a few, Amy Hamilton’s hats are world renowned for their impeccable design and alluring sophistication.
Amy Hamilton’s hats are almost too beautiful for description; their status, however, is defining this exciting and fine couture moment in fashion right now…these pieces simply cannot be missed. Her exclusive line of bridal inspired hats will be on display at Big Rock Little Rooster for the month of August.
Check out Amy’s sight at www.granvillemillinerycompany.com
Blog and research by Jennifer Kessler.