British hat designers have turned in a big way to feathers to give a touch of colourful romance to their spring creations.
GV Dorchester Hotel PAN DOWN TO model wearing rose pink tulle and flowered hat with muff to match.
CU PULL OUT TO SV White fine straw hat.
SV Model in gold kid and shorn goose hat
SV Models in white cotton hats trimmed with red & green felt birds
CU Yellow straw hat with ostrich feather
CU Appliqued hat in fine straw
SV Fountain PAN TO model in pink stitched organza trimmed with matching osprey.
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Background: British hat designers have turned in a big way to feathers to give a touch of colourful romance to their spring creations. The British Millinery Guild gave a sampling of some of the most exotic hat fashions at London's Dorchester Hotel today (Monday) -- with ostrich, osprey and goose feathers bringing an added touch of extravagance to individual designs.
SYNOPSIS: At London's Dorchester Hotel, a grey November Monday is brightened up by a sampling of spring hat fashions. This romantic creation in rose pink is complemented by a matching muff of tulle.
The British Millinery Guild arranged the show. There was another romantic creation from designer Frederick Fox. This was in fine white straw trimmed with velvet and lace.
From Charles Batten, a creation in gold kind and shorn goose.
Two of the few hats not featuring feathers were trimmed with felt birds instead. They're called "Strictly for the Birds."
Birds are also the inspiration behind this design from Norman Edwin--in yellow ostrich combined with matching straw.
From Mitzi Lorenz comes a large Breton hat in appliqued fine straw.
And another Breton, this time from Chapeau Royale, in stitched organza trimmed with matching osprey.