BFC announces Headonism recipients for SS15

Wednesday, 04 June 2014
The British Fashion Council’s millinery showcase Headonism, which celebrates and supports the UK’s emerging talents in millinery, has announced the recipients for Spring/Summer 2015. The showcase, curated by Stephen Jones, will see new milliners Hong Kong-born Awon Golding, who describes her signature as using "traditional materials and couture skills combined with a fresh, modern design aesthetic", and Scottish Lizzie McQuade, known for her “feminine, modern, intricately hand worked pieces”, joining last season’s recipients Emma Yeo and Keely Hunter.

On the SS15 talent, Jones said: “I am thrilled that Awon Golding and Lizzie McQuade will be joining Emma Yeo and Keely Hunter in Headonism and I look forward to mentoring them. They will bring a new creativity and individuality to our wonderful group of fantastic British milliners.”

Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, added: “Millinery has become a must see category at London Fashion Week and we are delighted that Awon and Lizzie will join Emma and Keely as part of Headonism this season.”

BFC Headonism names new principle sponsor

The BFC showcase will also have a new principal sponsor for its millinery platform for SS15, British porcelain brand, Wedgewood.

Sally Warmington, marketing Director EMEA commented: “Wedgwood has a long tradition of supporting, encouraging and inspiring creative talent. We are proud to be the sponsor of Headonism and look forward to sharing the Wedgwood heritage of craftsmanship and design with this talented collective of British milliners.”

Jones, added: “Exquisite hats and fine porcelain go hand in hand, so I am delighted that Wedgwood will be the exciting new sponsor for Headonism; I look forward to many fascinating and varied collaborations.”

Headonism launched in 2009, during the BFC’s 25 year celebrations by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The scheme has previously supported milliners Aurora Ozma, Moody & Farrell, Noel Stewart, Piers Atkinson and William Chambers. This season’s four designers will showcase their collections during London Fashion Week from September 12-16.

Image: Awon Golding

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