Thursday 24th October 2013 at 10.30am
Gray’s Fashion and Textiles Studios
Mary Jane is a thoroughly modern milliner with a love of the past. After working for fifteen years as a journalist, the hat-bug got the better of her and she decided to study millinery professionally. Having trained with hat-maker-to-the-stars Stephen Jones for two years, she set up her own label. Her first collection was snapped up by Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and since then she’s sold her hats on-line and through one-off boutiques. She’s made hats for dancers and divas, ladies who lunch, girls with hattaitude and burlesque belles!
In 2009 she set up Mary Jane’s Mobile Millinery taking hat-making to the road, running inspiring workshops for crafty creatives. Her quirky methods were featured on BBC 2’s Twiggy’s Frock Exchange.