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Milliner Artisan hat exhibition launches at the London Campus

Following the success of the 21st Century Hat Exhibition in 2015, this year’s London Hat Week Exhibition [ Milliner x Artisan ], curated by X Terrace fashion platform and MBA International Fashion Management Acting Principal Lecturer, Monique Lee Hylands-White (with the help of 15 fashion students from Coventry University London Campus), aims to showcase the most creative, innovative, and cutting edge hats from milliners across the globe.

This year Coventry University London Campus aims to welcome over 1,000 visitors for the exhibition. The theme of this year’s exhibition is celebrating the collaboration between art and millinery. From over 250 applications, the finest 130 hats made by milliners have been selected from 20 countries (UK, Japan, Sweden, Australia, USA, Spain, Russia, and others). Beautiful hats inspired by artists, architects, musicians, scientists and even icons such as David Bowie, Zaha Hadid, Picasso, Monet, Frida Kahlo, Gaudi, Lady Gaga and many more.

About Monique Hylands-White (Acting Principal Lecturer for MBA International Fashion Management):

Monique has spent the past 15 years working globally. After receiving her MA degree from London College of Fashion in 2006, her work experience includes involvement in sportswear and intelligent garment research, fashion trend forecasting, branding, PR, marketing, design, development, and management for many international fashion brands. She runs 20 active social media accounts and currently has over 40,000 followers. She has also worked as a consultant specialising in international fashion collaboration projects with HEAD China London branch and Chinese department store chain e-commerce site

Currently, Monique is the acting principal lecturer for MBA International Fashion Management at Coventry University London Campus. In addition to teaching at the London Campus, Monique runs her own designer brand, Monique Lee Millinery, a multi-award-winning hat design brand which was launched in 2013.

Since starting the brand, her designs have been featured in over 150 media: Schön, VOGUE Italia, Tatler UK, L’Officiel Hellas, AnOther, The Guardian, The Independent, Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, Royal Ascot Official, and many more. 

In 2015 Monique founded X Terrace Fashion Ltd., a platform which links creative fashion talents with paid jobs across Europe and Asia. Fashion freelancers can sign up for free at This October Monique will be showcasing her hats, not only at the London Hat Week exhibition but also at Shanghai Fashion Week, sponsored by Chinese footwear brand VMe (

The early bird ticket price for each person is £6 (full price £9) and the exhibition will be held on 7-12th October 2016 (11:00–18:00 daily) at Coventry University London Campus in the heart of the East London fashion district, close to Liverpool Street and Spitalfields market.



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