The 14th BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition

01 March, 2015

Blockbuster edition of Dubai’s premier hat event to feature over 500 fabulous fascinators, hats and headpieces ahead of the 20th Dubai World Cup
19 – 27 March 2015

As the 20th Dubai World Cup approaches, BurJuman is set for a blockbuster edition of the International Millinery Exhibition – Dubai’s premier hat event, which has been crowning the heads of über-stylish race-goers for the past fourteen years.

Bringing together some of the world’s most coveted milliners, this year’s exhibition welcomes new faces making waves in the world of hat making alongside popular names from previous editions. One such newcomer is Dubai-based British milliner Lucy Dantec-Hodges, whose work for international label Herald & Heart included designing the hats for classic movieFour Weddings and a Funeral. Also making an inaugural appearance is the last Master Milliner in Styria, Austria – the talented Christine Rohr, whose skill and passion for her craft led her to found an Academy with the aim of cultivating a new generation of budding hatmakers.

One of the returning milliners is Philip Wright – a third-generation milliner who is now running the family company’s label Walter Wright based in the UK and was a former judge at the Dubai’s Style Stakes. A sought-after name at the races, Philip’s commissioned work includes designing hats for members of the royalty, dignitaries and celebrities.

Other names to watch out for at the exhibition include Sandy Aslett from Australia, a corporate-professional turned millinery expert who is bringing to Dubai pieces from her line ‘Hats by Sandy A’. Returning milliners bringing a completely new collection of hats for the 20th Dubai World Cup include Ita Kingsley, Christiane Edmondson, Liza Georgia and Jennifer Bell.

The largest event of its kind in the region, the 2015 exhibitionwill feature over 500 varieties of headwear, from statement hats to delicate fascinators. Reflecting Spring/Summer 2015 fashion trends on the runway, the range of headpieces will encompass bold florals, bohemian glamour, lace, bright colours and monochrome designs.

Discerning ladies looking to find the perfect head-to-toe ensemble will benefit from one convenient shopping destinationespecially with a must-have collection of outfits displayed alongside the exhibition.Together with the festival of fascinators, this year’s exhibition will offer advice on make-up, with a beauty specialist sharing hints and tips on the perfect palette to suit you, your dress and your chosen hat.For further information on when the make-up sessions, check out BurJuman’s Facebook page

As an added bonus for shoppers looking forstunning outfits for the season to be seen, those spending AED 300 or more at BurJuman from 1st March until 5th Aprilstand the chance to win a Mercedes SLK 200 convertible.
The BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition will run from 19 to 27 March, 2015, located on level 1 at BurJuman, opposite Saks Fifth Avenue and is open to the public from 10am to 10pm daily.
List of participating millinery labels at the 14th BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition

  1. Hats by Philip Wright
  2. Liza Georgia
  3. Christian Edmondson
  4. Christine Rohr – Master Milliner
  5. ITAM by King’s Signature
  6. Lucy Hodges Hats
  7. Jennifer Bell
  8. Hats by Sandy A