For the second year, The International Palma Hat Exhibition will take place this October in sunny Palma de Mallorca. Here milliners from around the world can display their beautiful creations. Theme for this year is 50 Shades of White.
The exhibition will be held from 19th–25th October 2020, in the hotel Saratoga, Palma city.
Here is a sneak preview of some of the hats to be on display:
Judith M Kinsky is the curator of the Palm Hat Exhibition and is also the winner of the milliner’s section in our EM Design Awards 2020.
www.kinsky.li Country Germany
Catherine inspired by the elegant style of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Materials: sinamay, lace, ostrich feather, quill, silver paint.
Kinga Erdely, Germany
Jacqueline Pillbox inspired by Jackie O styled pillbox hat.
Materials: parasisal straw, goose feathers
Haidee Neal, Tasmania
Sandy Bay inspired by the glamorous former Hollywood icons.
Materials: sinamay, straw, pearls, white feathers.
Birds of a Feather Inspire Together
Amber van Thull, Netherlands
Named and inspired by Tropical Birds
Materials: the entire hat is made of threads and the shape is treated with resin. On top is a woven strip.
Kelly Jo Shutz, USA
Winged Dream inspired by seagulls and eagles that fly over her lake house.
Materials: ivory sinamay, ostrich feathers, rhinestones, veiling and silk flowers.
Invigorated by the Sea
Audrey Doherty, Ireland
Dioresque inspired by the elements of the sea.
Materials: white & cream sinamay shot through with metallics. Handmade silk/sinamay flowers with pearls and glass beads stamens. Vintage French veiling.
Jane Fryers, UK
Named and inspired by: Ocean Wave.
Materials: visca (Japanese wood pulp) and sinamay. Trimmed with salmon leather.
Moved by the words of poets and songwriters
Antje Lucke, Germany
A Rose is a Rose is inspired by Gertrude Stein and her experimental writing.
Materials: tulle, silk, vlieseline and organza.
Wies Mauduit, Netherlands
White Lace and Promises is inspired by The Carpenters song ‘We’ve only just begun’, which speaks of young love, and high hopes.
Materials: sinamay base covered in sheer off white chiffon silk with satin stripe. Crown – etamine covered in padded off-white silk satin with turban drape below the brim. Trimming is appliqués of hand cut stiffened and hand sewn Guipure lace embellished with white and transparent pearls and sequins. Sculpted flying bow from double sinamay, with centre of hand cut goose nagoire feathers and 3D Guipure flowers.
Inspiration lit by Moonlight
Carole Bowley, UK
Selene inspired by the Greek goddess of the moon, the hat is designed to catch the (moon) light.
Materials: sinamay covered with cobweb lace. Chiffon hatband and fabric rose.
Julita O’Toole, Ireland
Moonlight Sparkle inspired by moonlight and how everything around seems to dance and shine in its light.
Materials: sinamay, 3D lace, beads, crystals and diamante encrusted trimming.
Floral grown inspiration
Elllie Ayati, USA
Lilies inspired by beautiful white lilies.
Materials: recycled vintage scarf.
Antonia Guardiola, Spain
Name of the hat is Pamela Floral.
Materials: embroidered silk trimmed with satin ribbon. The transparency of the silk in between the fern design enables light to throw dapple shadows on the wearer’s face.
Cornelia Palzer, Germany
Name of the hat: Cornelia Palzer.
Materials: Panama straw, beige ribbon. Silk-Abaca trimming in champagne shade with a hand formed rose. Decorated with Swarovski crystals in two different sizes.
Bethany White, UK
Dandelion represents a beautiful stripped back world.
Materials: handmade white organza puff gathers and hand sewn onto hand shaped wire.
Creating New Beginnings
Arieli Marcondes, Brazil
Renaissance represents humanity living in unity and the feathers show that this hope never ends.
Materials: natural shell beads of handcrafted embroidery. White feathers.
Debbie Wiseman, UK
Modern Bride (for new beginnings) inspired by hope and happiness in new beginnings.
Materials: sinamay, crinoline, organza and satin ribbon.
Katie Scarlett Gentry, UK
Feather in the Wind is inspired by solidarity being the only way forward.
Materials: buckram, felt, repurposed pleated chiffon, feathers. Tulle.
Olivia Rose Turner, UK
Perla represents fun and youthfulness.
Material: parisisal straw, pearls, wide window veiling and cream velvet ribbon tie.
Flower of Life
Meghan K Hughes, Canada
Flower of Life is inspired by the expression ‘flower of life’ and how its geometric shape consists of overlapping circles.
Materials: undyed pinopok and silk abaca small disc. Pinopok rose and bias cut thorny leaf embellishment surrounded by hand shaped spiral-skeletonised ostrich feathers. Abaca braid rim vine embellishment across pinopok and silk abaca mask.
Julia Kanstian, Estonia
Vintage Cloud inspired by vintage lace and doilies collected from Scandinavian flea markets. Doily patterns resemble the flower of life print.
Materials: vintage crochet laces.