One of Isle of Wight milliner Keely Hunter’s designs.
AFTER moving from Newchurch to London to become a milliner, an Isle of Wight designer is making an impact on the fashion world.
Keely Hunter, a former Sandown High School pupil, was selected by the British Fashion Council for its initiative, Headonism, which gives up-and-coming hat designers a chance to show their creations at London Fashion Week, which starts on September 13.
Keely, who studied business at the University of Portsmouth and has had her work featured in Vogue magazine, said: "I’m extremely excited. I’ve been attending fashion week for a number of seasons now but this will be my first time showing as an independent designer."
She added: "All of the British Fashion Council initiatives are highly competitive and sought after, so to receive this recognition from the fashion council is extremely exciting and an incredible opportunity as London Fashion Week attracts a global audience of buyers and press."
Earlier this year, Keely was chosen as the winner of the millinery part of Selfridges’ Bright Young Things project after impressing judges and she was invited to produce goods to sell in the stores and also to design a window display.
She said: "It will be particularly exciting in September as Selfridges’ Bright Young Things programme also launches, where I’ll be displaying my work in one of their famous windows, among other things.
"It will be fantastic exposure for my brand in London during a time that’s top of the fashion calendar."
For more information on Keely and her designs see www.keelyhunter.com