025 | The World of Millinery With Jay Cheng
For those of you who don't know the term "millinery", it is the art of creating women's hats, and my guest this week is an iconic milliner recognized globally for her intuitive and colorful design style.
Since beginning her career in Fashion and Design in Hong Kong over 25 years ago, she has produced countless editorials and runway shows, executed a wide range of costume, wardrobe, and styling for film, television, print, commercial, and live performances.
While on this journey as a creative, she fell in love with the art of Millinery and in 2004 began her brand Jaycow Millinery.
Since then she has created hundreds of bespoke pieces by mixing and matching her extensive collection of over 400 hat blocks from all over the globe to create democratic shapes that break the rules and reveal the multiplicity of character.
Her brand Block Common is her fresh and contemporary take on popular common hat blocks from throughout the 20th century.
My guest today is Jay Cheng. She stopped by the pod to talk about her upbringing in Hong Kong, defying her parents to pursue her dreams, and how she serendipitously came to fall in love with Millinery.
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