stowers_bespoke_hatS1001LONDON, Mar 29, 2010 / FW/ — Inspired by the romantic essence of Christine Daee, the heroine in Phantom of the Opera, Central Saint Martin’s trained designer Alistair Macdonald created elaborate headpieces with a Victorian-French twist to go with his stunning Spring / Summer couture collection.

Incorporating mixes of wool, lurex, satin, silk and velvet with embellishments of Swarovski crystals, pheasant feathers and cock feathers, this collection is as luxurious as it is dramatic.

Now, if you’re wondering why a couture house is in Saville Row, housed in a well known men’s shop, the answer is actually simple, because it was Stowers Bespoke who launched the House of Alistair ladies couture.

Since the demise of ladies tailoring at Hardy Aimes, managing director Ray Stowers wanted to offer those women left to look for a new tailor, the option of simply visiting next door.

Partnering with Alistair Macdonald with whom Ray Stowers knew way back when they used to work together at Liberty’s the idea came into fruition.

Today, Alistair and the team at Stowers Bespoke now have a beautiful range of Hollywood-glamour inspired pieces, which showcase their talents and unique offering.

For the hats, prices start at £250