What's your everyday job?
I am a project manager for a digital agency. I communicate with clients to help deliver their dream websites. I am lucky enough to be looking after pretty awesome projects, such as the British Fashion Council’s website and NHS microsites, providing advice and information to young people.
And what's your side hustle?
I make hats. My project is called Antigone Millinery, and at the moment the concept is based around turbans. My creative process is very organic, it will change and evolve, so stay tuned. I have started to work on a new collection, which should be ready this fall.
I work from the same pattern for all my turbans; the weight and weave of the fabrics achieve different looks and shapes. Each turban is hand draped, meaning that each piece is unique and has its own little details. Then for some models, I will embellish the fabric, using a mix of raw minerals and Swarovski crystals.
My first collection was inspired by Jean Cocteau’s work and I commissioned bespoke prints based on his drawings from the amazing textile designers at Casca Studio. For the non-printed pieces, I worked with a very restrained but carefully chosen colour palette, with a focus on the draping and quality of the fabrics.