Rosie Olivia, hat milliner to celebrities and royals including Zara Phillips, Beatrice York and Pippa Middleton – launch a vintage pop-up hat exhibition at McArthurGlen’s Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. 

On display from 30 March -6 April and representing the crème de la crème of hat and millinery design throughout the decades, the centre will showcase a rare hand-picked edit of hats from Stockport’s Hatworks Museum, a selection from their archive of 400 hats from around the world. 

Amongst the hats on show are a 1960s R V Dunn Ladies hat in two-tone green net rosette occasion and from the same decade, a ladies toque hat in a domed, close fitting structure with vivid green feathers with additional feather pom-poms to the crown area. Also a lincoln green satin lining to interior with lime green fabric headband


From the 1970’s a Beige chiffon hat that belonged to Mrs Margaret Heys JP and from Stella Long ‘ Dolly Varden’ hat in floral-print satin, with upturned brim and large double bow decoration to left side.

There are also hats from the 2000’s, Alison Tod angular black hat. It features a peaked rectangle of black sinamay, draped across a pillbox-style base. Smaller rectangles of red and black sinamay are sewn on to this base while a 2007 Nigel Rayment  Ladies ‘Red Poppy’ couture occasion hat in finely woven natural fibre red mesh with matching banding and bow; large red and black silk poppy decoration to right side of brim.

The exhibition is part of Cheshire Oak’s fashion accessory campaign which celebrates the arrival of Spring/Summer 15 accessory collections at the centre.

  Beginning on 2 April and finishing on the 20of the month, the campaign sees high street and designer fashion brands, such as Reiss, Hobbs, Links of London, Joules, Ted Baker, Lulu Guiness and Joseph, offer an additional 20% discount on featured accessories.


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