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What's On > HATS by Alva Wilson

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Start date: Saturday 6th July, 2019
Finish date: Sunday 8th September, 2019
Days of week: Everyday (10:00 - 17:00)
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Booking information: Drop-in, no booking required

Contemporary headwear made from recycled materials. 

Alva Wilson studied fashion at Middlesex University, and upon leaving, entered into millinery. His first collection was purchased by The Hat Shop in Covent Garden, London and this became his springboard to sell to other shops in London and around the world including Europe, Japan and the USA. His work incorporates traditional and contemporary techniques, fusing art, craft and design in search of new concepts that challenge conventionalism.

The collection challenges traditional millinery techniques by making use of recyclable materials, creating a new direction - a ‘New Look.’ Dramatic and attention-grabbing, Alva's hats are proof that style and environmental awareness needn't be mutually exclusive.