WILLIAM  CHAMBERS MILLINERY

AUTUMN/WINTER 14

'Queen of Scots' 

All pieces in the AW14 collection can be ordered in different colours and with alternative trims.

In the rich, deep, luxurious collection, simply titled Queen of Scots, Chambers’ trademark outsize flowers and bands of gold are joined by swathes of feathers and clusters of crystals.  Handmade prickly peacock feather thistles and tiny pearl droplets also appear amongst the twists and turns of the collection. Also present is delicate, laser cut brass detailing, created by jewellery designer Georgia Wiseman, with whom Chambers collaborated for this collection. An autumnal colour palette of claret, navy, moss green, aubergine, black, gold and snow white is used throughout the range of coolies, berets, trilbies, giant upsweeps and Milano twists.  

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2014 will be a historic year for Scotland in many ways, so it seems appropriate that a controversial figure from Scotland and Britain’s history became my inspiration for this collection.  I was not only inspired by the clothes and jewellery of Mary, Queen of Scots, but also by her conviction in what she believed. The woman who wears a statement piece from my new collection will surely share that outlook towards style. ”