Master milliner Stephen Jones combines his legendary craftsmanship with the denim expertise of G-Star RAW to collaborate on an innovative headwear collection. The capsule will feature 5 Haute Couture hat pieces and 2 ready-to-wear limited editions including a bucket hat and baseball cap.
The G-Star x Stephen Jones collection features five couture denim designs. Each exclusive piece shows the exquisite craftsmanship from both collaborators, all created in a responsible Cradle to Cradle Gold Certified® denim fabric. Taking inspiration from Jones’ earlier couture creations, the hats become supersized in denim without overlooking any of the intricate, luxury details. In addition, two ready-to-wear hats complete the collection, taking inspiration from classic streetwear styles that boast global popularity; the bucket hat and baseball hat. Both limited edition, ready-to-wear pieces will be available on December 1st via g-star.com.
Everybody around the world knows what denim is and what denim signifies. I took denim out of its comfort zone and made it what it wasn’t. G-Star gave me complete carte blanche.– Stephen Jones
Additionally, a short documentary has been filmed in Jones’ atelier in Covent Garden, London. The film will not only give a rare insight into his atelier, creative process and ground-breaking designs but also gives a glimpse of his rebellious past and status within the high fashion world. And it seems that its anarchist attitude of Jones’ pushes the limits of denim design once again, turning denim streetwear into Haute Couture. Whilst the audience receives an insight into the designer’s life, learning how he became the legendary milliner he is today.
If you didn’t know, Stephen Jones (Cheshire, 1957) burst onto the London fashion scene during its explosion of street style in the late seventies. By day, he was a student at the well-known fashion institute Saint Martins; after dark, he was one of the uncompromising style-blazers of the era at the legendary Blitz nightclub – always crowned with a striking hat of his own idiosyncratic design. Over the years, the designer’s creations have graced rock stars and royalty. His popularity has never wavered, with his hat remaining firmly at the forefront of fashion having been worn by multiple celebrities. From Rihanna to Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga to Diana, Princess of Wales.
Stephen’s sculptural way of approaching headwear design has been embraced by the fashion world, which can be seen in his unconventional work for iconic houses like Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, and Marc Jacobs. Utilising his background in womenswear design, Stephen will always think of a hat within a whole outfit and starts each new design with a line drawing of a person’s back. The prestigious designer continues to take the creative industry by storm, and it seems the famous milliner is certainly not slowing down.
The G-Star RAW x Stephen Jones collaboration launched today and the two limited edition ready-to-wear hat pieces will be available from the 1st of December 2022 at g-star.com. You can take a closer look below: