Mr Wood’s is a new name in millinery that could end up propelling to such an exhibition aesthetic, where zoology, ornithology and taxidermy harness headwear with a sinister difference. The breathtaking Epoque collection includes a twisted, lacquered willow with a nest that houses two little red birds, and a couture winged showpiece consisting of tropical bird wings and long antique jet tassels.
Take the essence of urban legends from vintage British quirks; like the lost manor houses that breed decadence and horror, and the dark fantasy of nearby woodland at night. Put an old English partridge and a wood pigeon into the mix, and you’ll be transported to new artistic heights in Mr Wood’s millinery imaginarium.
Words: Charles Matthews