Monday, 23 September 2013

Headlining orchids


Top milliner Philip Treacy has designed three elaborate headpieces inspired by his favourite flower to mark the ‘Day of the Orchid’.

The famous hat-maker – who has provided headwear for the Madonna and Lady Gaga –  jumped at the chance when he was first approached by Dutch orchid cultivators.

Orchids are his favorite flower and often a source of inspiration for my collections, according to the news article.

He’s a thorough chap and invited cultivators and orchids into his studio, and he was bowled over by their diversity of colours, shapes and patterns.

He chose the white Phalaenopsis, the blue Vanda, and the yellow Oncidium as his three sources.

Philip has also been honoured with his own namesake flower, the Philip Treacy Orchid. 

Click here to see the creations.

By Pamela Kelt