Trained at the London college of fashion and featured in the Maidenstone Museum, Christopher Garner has received international exposure for millinery marvels in various collaborations and exhibitions. Christopher's millinery pieces are essentially works of wearable art and you can see why! Each piece tells an intricate and detailed story, making them infinitely interesting to the observer.
A wonderful example of the depth of his works is the piece submitted for the London Hat Week competition themed, "The Great Exhibition of the Works of Millinery of All Nations". The headpiece is made up of 100 fingerprints collected from people near and dear and also complete strangers interested in the project. It was a great collaboration which brought the milliner closer to those the participants, sharing their most intimately defining characteristic, their fingerprint. Christopher made a profound realisation in the process of this project, "the impressions left behind don't show us anything about the person that left it, only that they are human".
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Thank you so much for sharing this. It was truly a wonderful exercise and a great way to get to know people. Keep up the great work Hat Academy. Chris xoxo