Bonnet

Bonnet

Bonnet

Twelve designers reinterpret the classic bonnet, each describing their creation in five words. Amanda Harlech sets the tone.

Twelve designers reinterpret the classic bonnet, each describing their creation in five words. Amanda Harlech sets the tone.

Photography: Nick Knight

Styling: Amanda Harlech

"A bonnet shields the gaze from the emotional ligaments that might engage or discern too much. Or maybe it draws you in, like a funnel, like a frame, demanding penetration. A bonnet could express more than your face value or what you were permitted to present to the other faces that you face. Or a bonnet could work as a counterpoint, ironic or sincere. It could be violent, heartbroken, or bleeding, like the breast of a robin. Or it could signal the calm of whiteness beneath a full moon, like a novice or a bride. A bonnet speaks volumes of light and shade."

Credits: MAKEUP LAURA DOMINIQUE (STREETERS LONDON) HAIR EAMONH HUGHES (PREMIER) MODELS MILLY SIMMONDS (THE HIVE) TOMA MCDONAGH (IMG) LOLA NORMAN (KIDS LONDON) EMMA LAIRD (MODELS I) LUCAN GILLESPIE (SELECT) HELENA BICKLEY CELINA DEMBINSKA-KENNER (STORM) MOYA PALIK INDIA TUERSLEY (TESS) LARA BIRINDELLI OTIS RIVERBANK LLOYD-STEEL, BABY PATTERSON

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