Madcap milliner, accessory designer and all-around utterly lovely person Fred Butler is hosting an exclusive Easter Bonnet Party in Sanderson’s beautiful courtyard garden on Tuesday 26th March, 6pm – 10pm.

To kick off the long-awaited Easter weekend, Fred has carefully selected a panel of leading fashion and style judges who will critique a presentation of hats created exclusively for the event. The panel will feature Vogue’s Style Editor Emma Elwick-Bates, internationally acclaimed fashion blogger Susie Bubble and Editor of LOVE magazine, Alex Fury.Shot in the studio of Fred Butler in Dalston, London by Tom Oldham 10/3/11

Notable bonnet entrants will come from Piers Atkinson, Antipodium, Tatty Devine, Margot Bowman, Phoebe Collings-James, Phoebe English, Patternity, Keely Hunter and Princess Julia. Budding milliners and designers have been encouraged to enter the competition, alongside the celebrity entrants, offering a fabulous opportunity to have their work seen by some of the most influential names in fashion. The winner will be awarded a night’s stay and a Mad Hatters Tea for two at Sanderson and all bonnets will be auctioned on eBay after the event with proceeds going to Kids Company. Perfection.

Illustration by Hannah Grunden and Sanderson images


Alex Fury, Antipodium, Emma Elwick-Bates, Fred Butler, Hannah Grunden, Keely Hunter, Kids Company, Margot Bowman, Patternity, Phoebe Collings-James, Phoebe English, piers atkinson, Princess Julia, Sanderson's, Susie Bubble, tatty devine,