"Bonnet" by Amanda Harlech and Nick Knight

"Bonnet" by Amanda Harlech and Nick Knight

In V92, twelve designers reinterpret the classic bonnet, each describing their creation in five words.

In V92, twelve designers reinterpret the classic bonnet, each describing their creation in five words.

Photography: Nick Knight

Styling: Amanda Harlech

Amanda Harlech sets the tone:

"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 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."

LOLA WEARS BONNET DAPHNE GUINNESS ARCHIVE, JACKET AMANDA HARLECH ARCHIVE

"WHIMSICAL        ETHEREAL        FRAIL        DECORATIVE        DOLL-LIKE"

- DAPHNE GUINNESS

LUCAN WEARS BONNET AND DRESS CUSTOM JOHANNA O’HAGAN

"PURITY     BALANCE      REFLECTION      FRAGILITY      SYMMETRY"

- JOHANNA O'HAGAN

INDIA WEARS BONNET CUSTOM NOEL STEWART, CAPE JUNYA WATANABE

"MERCURIAL     ENCLOSED     GAZE      SHADOW     BLOOMING"

- NOEL STEWART

HELENA AND CELINA WEAR BONNETS CUSTOM J.W. ANDERSON, DRESSES VINTAGE FROM RELLIK

"PEASANTRY     SOFT     MODERNITY      STRIPED     PLEATHER"

- JONATHAN ANDERSON

EMMA WEARS BONNET CUSTOM FRANC FERNANDEZ, DRESS VINTAGE LANVIN COUTURE FROM WILLIAM VINTAGE

"VIRGIN      FALSE      MELANCHOLY      MOD      UPHOLSTERY"

- FRANC FERNANDEZ

EMMA WEARS BONNET CUSTOM THOM BROWNE, COAT VINTAGE DIOR COUTURE FROM WILLIAM VINTAGE

"SUMMER      AMERICAN      PREPPY      FUN      SPORTY"

- THOM BROWNE

MOYA WEARS BONNET CUSTOM ANGELS THE COSTUMIERS, COAT JUNYA WATANABE

"A     COVERING     FOR     THE      HEAD"

- OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY, ANGELS THE COSTUMIERS

FROM TOP: INDIA WEARS BONNET CUSTOM ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, JACKET ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, GLOVE STYLIST'S OWN, MOYA WEARS BONNET ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, CAPE VINTAGE FROM ASHMANS VINTAGE

"COCOONED      SHELTERED      CONCEALED      EMPOWERED      SUBVERTED"

- SARAH BURTON

CELINA WEARS BONNET AGANOVICH, DRESS VINTAGE FROM ASHMANS VINTAGE

"MY     FORM     IS     SOMETHING    ODD"

- AGANOVICH

TOMA WEARS BONNET CUSTOM EAMONN HUGHES, DRESS JUNYA WATANABE, LACE AND HAT PINS VINTAGE FROM ASHMANS VINTAGE, BABY OTIS RIVERBANK LLOYD-STEEL WEARS BONNET VINTAGE FROM ASHMANS VINTAGE

"COMPRESSION        INSUBSTANTIAL        COVERT         BULGE          EXHALE"

- EAMONN HUGHES

CELINA WEARS BONNET CUSTOM IRIS VAN HERPEN, JACKET AMANDA HARLECH ARCHIVE

"LION'S     MANE     RAINBOW    DANCE      MASK"

- IRIS VAN HERPEN

MILLY WEARS DRAPED BONNET BY RICCARDO TISCI

"FREEDOM     RESPECT     ROOTS      LOVE      SEX"

- RICCARDO TISCI

Credits: MAKEUP LAURA DOMINIQUE (STREETERS LONDON), HAIR EAMONN HUGHES (PREMIER), MODELS MILL SIMMONDS (THE HIVE), TOMA MCDONAGH (IMG), LOLA NORMAN (KIDS LONDON), EMMA LAIRD (MODELS I), LUCAN GILLESPIE (SELECT), HELENA BICKLEY (STORM), CELINA DEMBINSKA-KENNER (STORM), MOYA PALK, INDIA TUERSLEY (TESS), LARA BIRINDELLI, OTIS RIVERBANK LLOYD-STEEL, BABY PATTERSON, MANICURE MARIAN NEWMAN (STREETERS LONDON), DIGITAL CAPTURE JOE COLLEY (PARADISE LTD), PHOTO ASSISTANTS MARKN OGUE, BRITT LLOYD, ANDREW SMITH, MAKEUP ASSISTANTS MARIA VITTORIA AND KATY NANNESTAD, HAIR ASSITANT VALERIE BENAVIDES, PRODUCTION CHARLOTTE KNIGHT AND LAUREN JUSKA, CREATIVE ASSISTANCE CHRIS SUTTON, CASTING JESS HALLETT (STREETERS LONDON), DIGITAL POST TOM WANDRAG (EPILOGUE IMAGING LTD)  

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