Former student set to show her creations at London Hat Week 2018

A former student, who now runs her own business, has been invited to share her designs with the rest of the world at London's Hat Week 2018 (22-28 March).

Milliner Sue Wood, who studied in the school of Fashion, Art & Design at The City of Liverpool College, joins hundreds of talented hat makers from around the world for "The Great Hat Exhibition", which was inspired by London's Great Exhibition of 1851 and celebrated modern industrial technology and design.

Former secretary, Sue, began her business after she searched for a hat to complement her mother of the bride outfit and couldn't find one small enough to fit. 

Determined to wear an elegant hat to the wedding, Sue enrolled on a three-day millinery course with Rose Cory - the late Queen Mother's milliner - which inspired her passion and led to her joining an evening course at the College, before taking her studies further at Leeds College of Art.

Since launching her new career, Sue has been involved in many big theatre productions, including Disney’s ‘The Lion King’, and receives regular commissions for weddings and other special events.

All entries for London Hat Week were inspired by a piece of history or culture, or created using a unique technique or craft from their chosen country.

Sue's creation (pictured below) - named Oswaldtwistle - has taken its inspiration from the industrial revolution.

 

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Image: One of Sue Wood's creations, which has led to her growing success in the millinery industry

 

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