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Piers Atkinson

Piers Atkinson launched his first collection of luxury, handmade headpieces in 2008, the collection contained elements of his roots; from fashion and theatre to sculpture and the wild, energetic excesses of the London club scene. Piers creates a new collection of couture pieces each season. Each design sits on the knife edge between classic sophistication and outré wit, embodied by the now-famous Hyper-Cherry headpiece first seen on Japanese Vogue’s editor on the front row at Gucci.

Each piece is created by Atkinson and his team of craftspeople in his East London studio, using couture skills ranging from leatherwork, embroidery and traditional hat-blocking to gold leafing, prop-making and hand-beading.

The glamorous nature of Piers’ designs are de rigueur at events and parties and have been seen on stylish women (and some men) around the world from Rio to Tokyo, from London to LA. He has dressed such icons as Andrea Dellal, Beyonce, Cate Blanchett, Charlotte Olympia, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Dame Joan Collins and Dame Zandra Rhodes. The Princesses of York and Dame Shirley Bassey have worn his hats at Ascot.