We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with celebrated milliner Edwina Ibbotson to launch a bespoke style guide inspired by the summer social season. With a shared passion for bespoke artistry, we have created a series of hand painted jewellery illustrations in response to her own couture hats that are designed to be worn at some of the season’s most distinguished events.
The most prestigious race meeting in the sporting calendar with a strict dress code, Royal Ascot is an event synonymous with supreme elegance and style.
Edwina’s whimsical yet elegant floral top hat creates the perfect balance of formality and frivolity – ideally suited to Ascot. Trimmed with hand made silk roses, delicately twisted and curved onto ostrich quills, we paired this piece with a unique open necklace concept featuring stunning multi-cut yellow and pink sapphires with diamonds. The structural asymmetric neckpiece has a subtle vine-inspired design to complement the floral theme of the top hat.
One of the most distinguished black tie occasions of the summer, a day at Glyndebourne offers ladies a chance to revel in glamour and opulence.
Emanating vintage glamour, Edwina has designed a silk satin turban fashioned into a sculptural crest complete with silk bow and tails at the back. The pale pink hue softens the grandiose shape of the piece and is perfectly complemented by our dramatic art deco inspired drop earrings. The concept features briolette cut morganite and diamonds set in white and rose gold, the mix of metals and peachy tones of the gemstones emphasise the pinks of the magnificent headpiece.
There might not be a Royal Wedding taking place this year but weddings still feature high on the summer event calendar and offer the definitive occasion for headwear.
Edwina’s simple and chic pillbox is a timeless and classic headpiece ideal for any wedding day celebration. Worn towards the back of the head it is designed with a chequered two-tone tip, slick side band and rouleau pleated trim in two shades of blue. We paired this understated but stylish hat with a vintage-inspired pearl necklace design, adorned with alluring aquamarines to complement the tones of the pillbox and diamonds in decorative floral settings to create a soft and feminine finish.
The bespoke headpieces by Edwina Ibbotson and the accompanying bespoke jewellery designs are available for commission.
For more information on Edwina Ibbotson please visit www.edwinaibbotson.co.uk.