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Of the Shadow (2014)

 

Collaboration with milliner Noel Stewart on his 2014 'Of the Shadow' couture hat collection. 

 

A collection of hats created on sunbeds at local tanning salons using the cyanotype printing process - an early form of photography first employed by English botanist Anna Atkins.  The designs were created by applying photosensitive chemicals to leather and placing it underneath a body in a sunbed. The fabrics were then fashioned into a collection of hats and sold in luxury stores internationally. Each hat is a unique work.