Celebrated milliner, Stephen Jones , OBE, has recently taken inspiration from a wonderful array of unusual reference points in his long career of creating under his own London-based label.
Jones's latest collection has been inspired by a special hotel,as part of his new role as a fashion ambassador for the Dorchester Collection's country house estate and spa, Coworth Park. Jones has created four fantastically unique couture hats which will be showcased at Ladies' Day, during the approaching Royal Ascot racing week in June.
Each design represents a different aspect of the Coworth Park experience. The "Royal Ascot" hat is a modern interpretation of a splendid ladies' dressage hat, in lacquered straw, with a snood, veil and cockade, the hat reflects the hotel's own polo fields and stabling for 40horses.
"The Park" is a peach blossom branch worked in satin and organza reflecting the essence of the English countryside.
The "Decor Hat" is a fascinator in natural colours and textures, some of which include linen, leather and also copper, inspired bythe surrounding woodland setting.
And finally "The Spa" is a translucent, rippled, resin-splash boater, gilded with precious metals, which takes its theme from Coworth Park's exclusive spa.
This summer you have to make sure not to miss this spectacular event and for more information on the hotel click here.