Richard Scholz's millinery is truly more than just something one would put on their head. Just looking at any of his works you can see a story, a time, a place and a marvellous work of art. Designs are outside the conventional lines of everyday millinery, as shown in the image featured and they really make you think about millinery differently. We absolutely love how the photography has been used to add a different dimension to the headpiece and how it can add to it's story. Here we ask Richard 10 quick questions and hear a little more about his own story!
What do you love most about millinery?
I love the possibilities. never have to settle for a certain material, never have to settle for a certain shape.
I love the fact that I get to let my imagination go and create.
How did you get into millinery?
I have searched for years a place where I could work and do my shapes, at a workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden I found it. Millinery was my calling, not having to hold back anymore! I trained in Gothenburg for two years.
In a sentence tell us how you would describe your designs.
I will never settle for nice.
What is your ideal customer?
A person of any gender or color, who never wants to settle with normal. Who wants to be noticed and lives with the rule that nothing is impossible.
What inspires you?
Inspiration for me.. is often found in a split second.. never know when I'm going to find it, never know what or who its gonna be... I just let it flow.
If you could invite any milliner to tea who would it be?
It would be Ellen Colon Lugo, head of Ellen Christine Couture in NYC. One of the milliners that inspire me and my time at her studio was brief but a powerful memory for life.
What is your favourite material to work with?
Feathers... organic and amazing.
Whats your best millinery tip?
Please! dare to make a mistake.. its ok... always look after the beauty in things.. you never know what you will find.
How do you market / sell your millinery?
Online, but often its people who see my things and contact me.
Famous words to live by.
It hurts me to fail, but it kills me to never have tried.
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