Yuan Li Millinery at London Hat Week 2016
"Milliner x Artisan" Official Exhibition
This exciting Exhibition is organised by London Hat Week and X Terrace Fashion Platform, that celebrates collaborations between art and millinery. It will showcase over 100 hats made by milliners around the world who were inspired by painters, films, or artists; created hats with the help of a sculptor or scientist; or who collaborated with a print designer, stylist, or photographer to create history and to make great ideas come true.
2 of my designs are selected for the exhibition -- "Anatomy of Love" and "Firework".
The "Anatomy of Love" were commissioned by muse, artist and model Tessa Kugagi for the exhibition "The Beautiful Darkness" she collaborated with Nike Knight and Showstudio. The design was made from thousands small red beads in shape of a heart and blood vessels, that express that love is in every heart beats no matter happiness of pain. Tessa said: "This is one of the most beautiful pieces I have worn!"
The "Firework" was inspired by Chinese artist Cai Guo Qiang's colourful "Daytime Firework", made from hand cut feathers. It was snapped and reported by many media during Royal Ascot 2016.