The eighth pattern in our Design Download series celebrates the seemingly endless creativity, wit and invention of master milliner Stephen Jones. A leading figure in international fashion for three decades, Jones' work has garnered international acclaim ever since his graduation from Central Saint Martins in 1979.
Credited as some of the most technically innovative and creative millinery of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Jones' work has topped the collections of designers including John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garcons and Marc Jacobs' collections for his own label and Louis Vuitton.
For SHOWstudio, Jones contributed a piece that epitomises the seemingly contradictory qualities of whimsical fantasy, stunning technique and unexpected practicality that characterise his work. A 'cut and sew' creation that requires no specialist millinery materials or training to realise its stunning form, Jones' hat is an exaggeration on the classic beret. Inspired by his own lilac hatboxes and drawn from his Autumn/Winter 2011 own-label collection, Jones titles this tour de force of millinery invention 'Nice Package'.