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Milliner Katsuya Kamo lends his talents to Lane Crawford

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Headpieces by Katsuya Kamo

If you are looking for some fashion inspiration on this dreary Monday they head to Lane Crawford. The retailer has just unveiled a stunning exhibition featuring the work of avant-garde hair designer and milliner Katsuya Kamo, which features over 100 one-of-a-kind exclusive pieces along with highlights from his personal archives.

While many people may not recognise Katsuya’s name, you cannot forget his beautiful headpieces. In fact the hair designer has created some of the runways most iconic moments thanks to his stunning headwear for the likes of Chanel, Fendi, Kenzo and Comme des Garçons. His work has also appeared in editorials for Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, Dazed & Confused and Wallpaper.

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Katsuya Kamo

The collaboration, which is showcased in at all five Lane Crawford stores in Hong Kong and China, highlights Katsuya’a unique style which is brought to life using mediums such as flowers, twigs, feathers, leaves and paper. The natural world is a big source of inspiration for him, so many of these stunning headpieces  are displayed on white mannequins sitting amongst a fantastical stark paper garden with  wild flowers sprouting from the ground

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The IFC exhibition

On display at IFC Mall are works of art including the camellia-covered, white paper headpiece he designed for Chanel’s spring 2009 Haute Couture show and the bold feather head dress he created for Junya Watanabe most recently. You will also spot the naughty but nice rabbit ear masks he designed for Undercover’s punk-inspired spring/summer 2013 show.

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Katsuya’s work on display at IFC Mall

While I respect the work of his counterparts like celebrated milliner Stephen Jones, there is a rawness and energy to Katsuya’s work which I find exciting and inspiring.  It’s a lesson in fashion history while indulging in some much-needed fantasy.

The exhibition is on until April 14 at all Lane Crawford locations. www.lanecrawford.com.

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