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Hats Off: Asia's Top Milliners

08/08/2011


Three top milliners map out style in their home cities. By Elle Kwan

Published on Aug 8, 2011

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+ JAYCOW | Hong Kong

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Celebrity milliner Jaycow trained at the London College of Fashion and under royal hatter Rose Cory before returning to her hometown, Hong Kong. Here, the stylist-turned-hatmaker made her name adorning the heads of Cantopop superstars Karen Mok and Eason Chan with her flamboyant designs: think sculptural gothic headpieces shooting with stark black feathers. These days she’s getting futuristic with plastic and leather for a new collaboration with cosmetic giant Shu Uemura. Her latest challenge? “I need pieces to go with silver lashes!” she says. 


• Ultra-feminine While she’s known for her extravagant headgear, Jaycow’s styles can be surprisingly subtle. You’ll find her more delicate feminine creations at White Bridal Couture (5th floor, 22–28 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2521 3288; white-bridal.com), while her distinctive collections are on sale at Hatwoman (Shop 209, Man Yee Arcade, 68 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2167 8337; hatwoman.hk) alongside the haute couture of legendary Irish milliner Philip Treacy.


• City Sights Since giving birth to her son two years ago, Jaycow enjoys relaxing amid nature at windswept Shek O beach. When tempted to shop, she heads straight to Sham Shui Po’s sprawling streets to trawl for the exotic fabrics, feathers, buttons and bows that distinguish her designs. She also recommends Jordan for the inexpensive, high-quality cashmere stores along Nathan Road, as well as Voulez-Vous (3 Yiu Wa Street, Bartlock Centre, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2833 0938), an upscale boutique that stocks exclusives. “The owner has a real heart for fashion,” Jaycow says. “Lots of local pop singers go there.”

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