We're streaming all the behind-the-scenes action of Nick Knight's latest photo shoot. Knight has teamed with Amanda Harlech to revive the bonnet, a now largely extinct piece of headwear with a rich and varied history. A selection of their favourite makers, including Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton, Iris Van Herpen, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, Stephen Jones and J.W. Anderson, were approached to craft their own interpretation of a bonnet, with encouragement to ignore limitation and create freely. The bonnet can frame the face, capturing the gaze and serving as a funnel for beauty, or it can stand alone as an attractive object. It can give status or it can give anonymity. It can protect and shield the wearer or it can draw attention. These many roles will be celebrated in an editorial for V magazine and fashion film for SHOWstudio.
The bonnets will be shot on a variety of models, through from children to adults, clad in a mixture of vintage clothes and pieces by Junya Watanabe. Watch live today, 7 September as we kick off the shoot. Our first model will be sporting a bonnet from Daphne Guinness' personal collection!