INTERVIEW | MMP TV meets Sahar Freemantle – one of London’s most unique Milliners
This Elephant headpiece got quite a lot of attention as it was worn by Ellie Goulding and Princess Eugenie, and also exhibited at the V&A. It was designed for the Muzungo Sisters, using their beautiful vintage Indian fabric. There was more press than this but this is an example.
Renowned fashion photographer Gisela Torres who has photographed Naomi Campbell among others was inspired by Sahar’s UglyLovely pieces, so did a special shoot for Trend Tablet focusing on the hats.
Transmutation was the word that came to mind the first time I saw milliner Sahar Freemantle’s Magpie inspired Ugly Lovely collection. A narrative of claws, animal horns, feathers, shredded snake skin, fossilized beetles, dried butterflies, bird skulls, etc, gave me the impression that if I wore one of her ingenious creations, I could morph into this intelligent bird. The Magpie is the only non-mammal species to have the ability of self recognition in a mirror test. And they are are also the ultimate recycler known for thieving and collecting found objects for their nests.