Ascot Racecourse Collaborates With The British Hat Guild on #StyledWithThanks Charity Campaign
Millinery and fashion worlds come together in support of The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation.
Royal Ascot and the British Hat Guild, spearheaded by the legendary Stephen Jones OBE, have invited leading British milliners to create a bespoke hat or headpiece featuring a rainbow theme, in-line with the nation’s use of rainbows to thank the NHS and frontline workers.
The final collection includes designs by industry greats, and the hats auctioned online throughout the week of ‘Royal Ascot At Home’ with all money raised being added to the charity fund.
The 44 milliners selected include:
Alexander Harper – Alva Wilson – Ana Bella Millinery – Atelier Millinery – Awon Golding – Bee Smith Millinery – Beverly Edmondson – Bridget Bailey – Camilla Rose – Cara Meehan – Dillon Wallwork – Edwina Ibbotson – Harvy Santos – House of Flora – Ian Bennett – Jane Smith – Jane Taylor – Jess Collett – John Boyd Hats – Julian Garner Headwear – Julietter Botterill – Justin Bradley-Hill – Karen Henriksen – Layla Leigih – Lisa Tan – Lock & Co – Lomax & Skinner – Lucy Barlow – Merve Bayindir – Misa Harada – Judy Bentinck – Nerida Fraiman – Noel Stewart – Rachel Trevor-Morgan – Sally-Ann Provan – Sarah Cant – Sina Yewdall – Stephen Jones – The Season Hats x Kitty Joseph – Veronica Main – Vesna Pesic – Victoria Grant – Vivien Sheriff – William Chambers
Juliet Slot, Chief Commercial Officer, Ascot Racecourse, comments:
“During what has been for many milliners an extremely challenging period, we were overwhelmed with the response this initiative received. More than 40 talented designers managed to turn around the most astounding collection of hats and headpieces in an extremely short space of time. Their craftsmanship and skill in creating these works of art is inspiring and we are extremely grateful to them for donating their time and expertise to create this collection, which I’m sure will raise a significant amount for our charity fund.”
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