Tea cosies fit for a fashionista are on show at London Fashion Week.
Milk, no sugar please...
BY DEE IVA
The love-in between fashion and design shows no sign of abating. From Missoni to Jean Paul Gaultier, Hermès to Marni, the world's biggest fashion houses continue to produce homewares that bring their distinctive styling into our living rooms as well as our wardrobes.
Headonism is an initiative launched by the British Fashion Council and curated by hatmaker extraordinaire Stephen Jones to celebrate the new wave of British milliners. This year it has collaborated with classic English ceramicists Wedgwood on 'Project Tea Cosy', inviting four emerging designers to create a unique and contemporary tea cosy for a Wedgwood teapot.
Granted exclusive access to Wedgwood's extensive pattern and china archives, each designer has brought their own vision to the mix to craft quirky one-off pieces suitable for a Mad Hatter's tea party!
The eye-catching results are now on show at London's Somerset House until 16 September as part of London Fashion Week and will then be available to win via a prize draw on wedgwood.co.uk. The revival of the tea cosy starts right here...
ABOVE RIGHT: Stephen Jones' teacup and saucer hat sketch for Wedgwood
ABOVE FROM LEFT: Keely Hunter's Perspex pyramids; Emma Yeo's elegant wooden cosy; Lizzie McQuade's felt design; Awon Golding's inverted ice-cream cone
'Project Tea Cosy' is at the Designer Showrooms, Somerset House until 16 September 2014