The best uses of millinery can happen anywhere, from the streets to a TV drama scene. Hats are used everyday to add character or to hint at an idea – in a way that only an accessory can.
Millinery moments that inspire you, can change your life – especially for someone in the trade of hat making. After we recently interviewed Merve Bayindir, we asked her for top 3 millinery moments of all time and here they are!
3) “The very first time I made a hat for a client, Sukran Albayrak, to wear at the Royal Ascot Enclosure – that image made it into every newspaper in the UK the next day.”
2) “Even though I had so many runways of my own in MBFWI, My first London Fashion Week in collaboration with H by Hakaan Yildirim, where I watched my hats walked down a London Fashion Week runway. That was a key millinery moment for me.”
1) “Finally… there was a photo of my headpiece from my Ottoman collection that was voted ‘Best picture of the day worldwide’ but also the same photo made it into ‘The best 100 pictures of the year’ as decided by Getty Images. The image of my hat was exhibited in NY Times Square.“