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Stephen Jones

As you may have noticed, we here at Vili Flik like hats. In fact we adore them. So ones again hats shall be the topic of a post, more specifically: the crazy hats of Stephen Jones.

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The 53 year old designer had a difficult start to his career. He went to a fashion school in London, but failed to find work as a dress maker and had to support himself as a truck driver. But he still made hats for his friends at the hot nightclub Blitz, and slowly people begun to notice him. These hats are, after all, hard not to notice.

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Today he is noted for his whimsical and crazy ideas. Jones is a real life Mad Hatter and his creations are used by designers like Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Jones’ hats are currently on exhibition in the ModeMuseum (or MoMu) in Antwerp, and us Vili Flikers would all have loved to go see them, if only we were’nt so desperatly poor full time-students.

For your enjoyment, here are some more of his wonderful hats:

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You can see more of Stephen Jones’ work here.

Love, Elin

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