Spacetime inspires new Chloe Haywood hat collection

Model for Chloe Haywood SpaceTime

A TV series on science might not be an obvious inspiration for a stunning, wedding-ready millinery collection, but Chloe Haywood says watching an episode of BBC One's Forces of Nature with Brian Cox influenced her latest designs.

The episode, the designer explains, was called Somewhere in Spacetime.

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"I was captivated by the movement of the show and more specifically from the way Cox explained in his colourful way, an example of Spacetime," she says. "He described the world rotating and rotating, and then the moon revolves and rotates around us, and then around the moon and the earth are all the other planets in this galaxy rotating and moving which means that we can only ever be in one spot in the universe at that moment, but never ever again.

"To me this makes us and our little lives as humans so small and insignificant in relation to the universe, however it does make every day and every hour, every minute so very precious indeed. We must hold on to those ever so special memories, but not (that is) live in the past but enjoy every moment to the fullest in the present. We must live for today, and but spare a thought for the future."

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The result is the SpaceTime collection: 14 designs, handmade (and therefore unique) in the UK, made using materials including upcycled fabric remnants, veiling and millinery straw. They're perfect for a spring wedding – royal or otherwise – or another stellar event.

Fittingly, the styles – with names like Cern, Solar and Interstellar – have been released today. May the fourth be with you.

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