Having trained at the London College of Fashion in 2014, I went on to create my first “MOOD” - Ki Mi in 2016, and presented the full collection of unique, one-off pieces in a three-day exhibition in the Maidstone Museum.
Since then I have created further MOODS: Drag, Flora and Ocean in 2017, I Do (Bridal) and Garden in 2018, and most recently Extravagance whilst introducing Signature in 2019.
The label was chosen to be part of the Official Royal Ascot Style Guide 2019 in association with Cunard. Hybrid from the mood Garden was chosen to represent the dress code for the prestigious Royal Enclosure as a guideline for headwear of its size.
In 2018 the label picked up an award, placing 3rd in the prestigious Worshipful Company of Felt Makers Design Award, having previously placed as one of three runners-up in the international hat competition, Hut Skulptur 2017, in Munster, Germany.
Having exhibited in three consecutive London Hat Week Exhibitions and enjoyed collaborations with the exclusive Jockey Club, the label is steadily growing a dedicated following.
I love to create bespoke orders for my individual clients, whether they be ladies or gentlemen. My imagination is my strongest asset, and I aim to turn the inspiration I find in the world around me into original pieces of wearable art I also offer ready to wear, one-off pieces, which can be viewed on my website. Each item is completely handmade in the United Kingdom.
I hope you enjoy looking at my work and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Christopher Julian Garner, 17th April 2019