Miami Students’ Designs Sparked by Royal Inspiration
May 6, 2016
Students in the Associate of Arts in Accessory Design program at Miami International University of Art & Design showcase their talent and skills with a collection of fascinators inspired by the Royal Wedding.Part of the Hat Design course, the students can learn the basics of hat design from conception of design to completion through patternmaking and blocking techniques and the construction of buckram frames. The course provides students with a thorough understanding of hats, their history and current market trends. Students are expected to design an array of hats throughout the quarter.
This quarter, students were challenged to create fashions worthy of a queen. The young designers constructed bold and beautiful fascinators. Typically, it is not referred to as a hat because it can be attached to headbands, combs or clips The headpiece is a common accessory often seen worn by royals and British socialites at formal affairs. It is also common to wear during The Kentucky Derby and polo matches in the U.S. The small accessory is generally worn on the right side of the head. Princess Kate Middleton along with many celebrities both British and American have been photographed wearing fascinators.
The students’ designs showcased their understanding of design elements such as color theory, materials and trends.
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