Unique designs from some of Britain and Ireland’s top young milliners will be offered for sale at The Hat Emporium, a pop-up event to be held in London for the upcoming racing, wedding and event season.

The Hat Emporium will take place in the Salon at the May Fair Hotel from Friday, May 22 until Sunday, May 24 and will feature six milliners who will be in attendance on all three days, offering a selection of ready-to-wear pieces for sale and one-to-one appointments for those wanting bespoke designs to suit special requirements.

Designers taking part include three milliners from the British Fashion Council’s Headonism initiative, Awon Golding, Emma Yeo, and Lizzie McQuade; Grazia Magazine’s 2012 Hat Factor winner, Sophie Beale; 2013 Milliner of the Year at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, Martha Lynn; and multiple Best-Dressed winner at UK and Australian racecourses, Lisa Tan.

Milliners from The Hat Emporium, clockwise from top left: Lisa Tan, Lizzie McQuade, Martha Lynn, Sophie Beale, Emma Yeo and Awon Golding.

Milliners from The Hat Emporium, clockwise from top left: Lisa Tan, Lizzie McQuade, Martha Lynn, Sophie Beale, Emma Yeo and Awon Golding.

 

To complement the selection of innovative headwear, The Hat Emporium will also host exclusive and complimentary workshops during the event to assist and enhance clients’ preparations for special occasions.

Channel 4 Racing presenter Gina Harding will be hosting “Racing 101: Track Talk for Novices” on Saturday, May 23 at 12 noon. This workshop will provide expert knowledge to those newly acquainted with the racecourse, and answer any questions you’ve had about raceday but have been too scared to ask. Gina, who also reports on fashion with Gok Wan during the major racing carnivals, will provide helpful suggestions on how to dress for particular major racedays and racecourses. And for those better versed in the ways of the track, Gina will also be giving us her selections for the trainers, jockeys and horses to follow throughout this summer racing season.

Gina Harding (centre) interviews Gai Waterhouse at the Sydney Autumn Carnival this year.

Gina Harding (centre) interviews Gai Waterhouse at the Sydney Autumn Carnival this year.

Following on at 2:45pm, expert make-up artist Amy Wright will lead a “Make-up Master Class”, demonstrating how to achieve two different flawless, glamorous looks for your special occasion. Want to know which lipstick stays on the longest? Or how to keep your foundation looking fresh? Amy will divulge her special tips and tricks during the workshop, and there will be an opportunity to test her product knowledge after the demonstration.

If you’re still searching for the perfect outfit, South Kensington boutique ICONAU will be on hand to offer their styling advice all day Friday and Saturday, and will also be curating a selection of racing-ready garments which can be purchased at The Hat Emporium. Best of all, they pride themselves on only stocking “hard-to-find, must-have statement pieces” from Australian designers, making ICONAU your new go-to store for something different and highly unique.

ICONAU

ICONAU

The Hat Emporium will be open from 11am-7pm on May 22 and 10am-7pm on May 23 and 24. For further information, visit www.thehatemporiumlondon.com and follow them on Instagram for all the action from the event.