Renowned milliner Philip Treacy – who has designed headwear for Victoria Beckham and Duchess Catherine – believes hats do not have to be “eccentric”.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Treacy said: “The hat is a symbol of Englishness. It’s an expression of individuality and, as such, one should choose a hat that one feels good about. It need not be eccentric; the look could be subtle. Not matching is the new matching.”
We hear you Philip, but that doesn’t explain what you were thinking when designing the octopus fascinator for Princess Beatrice for the royal wedding. That was matchy-matchy and unconventional if anything…
We decided to take a look at some of Philip Treacy’s creations over the years: