Signature Collection Spring Summer 2016

We are very excited to launch our 2016 signature collection.

Designed and hand made by Beverley Edmondson for her spring summer collection, each piece of millinery has been lovingly handcrafted in Beverley’s Farnham studio, showcasing traditional millinery skills, modern materials and technologies and classic and current fashion trends.

Let these pieces inspire you for the hat season ahead, all pieces from the ss16 signature collection are available to purchase in store by appointment only. (Please call 01252715039 to book an appointment if any of these pieces are of interest to you.)

Staying local, the shoot took place in Farnham just before Christmas; with photography by the wonderful Ginny Marsh Photography

Hair and make-up by the incredible Tass Collier

And Grace Gray our stunning model.

Beverley, as well as designing and creating all of the hats has also created all the styling for this shoot, so if you see any of the paired outfits that you like, the menu of where they can be bought is also listed below, along with suggestions of other things available from the designers we used. Showing you how to pair and style yourself effortlessly without breaking the bank!

So sit back and enjoy Beverley Edmondson’s Signature Collection 2016

 

 

Candy pink neoprene 3-D disc saucer with neoprene and organdie flower detail, finished with a dash of veiling and structural quills.

Paired with Rare London double strap faux suede mini dress £49

www.rarelondon.com/black-suedette-bardot-mini-dress

Rare London offer a huge choice of reasonably priced structured dresses, perfect for any party.

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Magenta Sinamay saucer trimmed with a fan of goose feathers and leather, organza, parasisal, silk and raffia hand tooled flowers.

Paired with Warehouse satin Bardot prom dress £65

www.warehouse.co.uk/dresses/dept/fcp-category/list

Sadly this dress is no longer available online but Warehouse do offer a fabulous range of dresses for a wide age group at sensible prices.

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Stone trellis Sinamay saucer with embellished lace, pearl and diamante detailing on both sides, finished with a wisp of height from the Ostrich quills.

Paired with Oasis jaquard pencil dress in silver £65

www.asos.com//oasis/oasis-jaquard-pencil-dress/

This classic dress is perfect for so many occasions and set this headpiece off perfectly!

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A small, neat, clean lined fascinator in a vibrant coral finished with floating hand sculpted knots of parasisal.

Paired with Virgos Lounge Helena embellished sweetheart top maxi dress £140

www.virgoslounge.com/helena-dress

Virgos Lounge is a fantastic place to get embellished gowns for all age groups that wont break the bank!

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One of my favourite hats!

A subtle nude pink metallic large saucer hat, embellished with die cut handmade pearlised paper roses.

Paired with Beverley’s own waterfall jacket, probably best advised to wear a dress underneath in real life!

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Metallic gold perforated, hand shaped sweep embellished with gold leather lilies upon a beret style base.

Paired with Maya sequin detail maxi dress £80

www.asos.com//Maya-Petite/Maya-petite-sequin-detail-maxi-dress/

Maya at Asos offers a great range of occasion dresses for the petite ones among us who want to make a statement.

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Hand woven turquoise and off white textured headpiece upon a thermoplastic base with reverse colour twist detail.

Paired with Asos textured cut out A-line mini dress £42

www.asos.com//ASOS/ASOS-Textured-cut-out-a-line-mini-dress/

This dress is more suited to our younger clients but can make a really fun, colourful and modern collaboration.

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Classic Ivory Sinamay hat, topped with black ramie straw and edged centrally, of the top of the brim and under the brim with black metallic sequins, trimmed with a large sequin covered thermoplastic bow.

Paired with Vesper Hallie pencil dress with bow waist detail £58

http://vesperdresses.com/collections/all-products

This dress is no longer available, however, Vesper have some great colourful structured dresses, great for covering and distracting from all those bits we like to hide

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Another classic shallow hat made from a subtle metallic silver Sinamay, edged with pearl detail and beaded orchid flower trellis.

Paired with Elsie Ryan Cape maxi dress with embellished detail £72

www.eliseryan.co.uk/index.php?route=common/home

Unfortunately this fabulous dress is also no longer available online, but they do have a superb range of maxi dresses perfect for summer weddings!

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This ombre olive hand cut teardrop with finishing wisp is studded with peacock toned Swarovski crystals and thermoplactic bow detail.

Paired with Misguided khaki knot front plunge dress £25

www.missguided.co.uk/slinky-knot-front-plunge-dress-khaki

Not a dress for the feint hearted! And a brand more suited to our younger hat wearers!

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This fun little futuristic piece is made from metallic Sinamay, laser cut wood hand painted metallic silver and finished with Swarovski pearls.

Paired with TFNC wrap front maxi dress with sequins £70

www.asos.com/TFNC/TFNC-wrap-front-maxi-dress-with-sequin-skirt/

I couldn’t find the dress on the TFNC website but they do have a wide range of all sorts of styles so you will be able to find something to suit everyone. www.tfnclondon.com

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Another one of my favourite pieces in the collection, this oversized shallow boater is perched on a raised beret base covered with sage feathers and topped with a white feather bow and Swarovski pearl centre.

Paired with Asos sheer and solid midi dress £38

www.asos.com//ASOS/ASOS-sheer-and-sold-t-shirt-midi-dress/

I love this dress paired with this hat, it makes me think of summer, Wimbledon and strawberries and cream. So light and fresh…

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My favourite image of them all! This raised navy saucer edged with a hand moulded Sinamay trim with knot detail, trimmed with black and navy trellis of crystal flowers, buds and leaves.

Paired with Self-Portrait guipure lace and pleated crepe dress £255

www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/643190/self_portrait/guipure-lace-and-pleated-crepe-dress

The most expensive dress in this edit, but I think you’ll agree that it’s worth it! Self Portrait offer a wonderful array of crepes and chiffons mixed with guipure lace.

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Neoprene and laser cut Perspex wide brimmed hat detailed with geometric die cut vinyl.

Paired with Asos A-line dress with ladder stitch detail £45

www.asos.com//ASOS/ASOS-A-line-dress-in-structured-knit-with-ladder-stitch-detail/

A more casual dress made striking by pairing with the right accessories.

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Laser cut Perspex wide brimmed saucer with natural centre and trimmed with mustard yellow Sinamay bind and twist detail.

Paired with pleated yellow and beige metallic dress. POA

Made to order by Fruitbat Textiles.

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Our twist on the ‘Louboutin’ shoe. Heavy stitched black raffia straw layered over a red parasisal straw. A percher hat with light crinoline bow detail and lifted back detail.

Paired with Beverley’s own vintage statement red and black 80’s dress. Why not mix old with new, vintage with modern, there are few rules left standing when it comes to fashion!

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Striking turquoise waved brim layered Sinamay hat with rolled Sinamay trimmings.

Paired with Beverley’s own dress. Similar can be found at: www.Debenhams.com/weddings/bridesmaids

Approx £100

Bridesmaids dresses can be a great option for wedding guests too. They are often in flattering shapes as the same styles need to fit many people, and they offer more luxurious fabrics. Or why not reuse an old bridesmaid’s dress you have already worn? You could always get the length or details altered to make a change.

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Hand cut, dyed and tooled silk dupion and silk organza roses and buds floating on a vine of raffia.

Paired with Beverley’s own hand dyed (for the shoot) sheer silk cowl neck dress.

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Hopefully you have enjoyed seeing our 2016 Signature Collection and have gained some styling ideas from our edit, or at least some leads for some great websites and designers for the next time you are looking for that perfect occasion outfit.