Daughters of Neptune is Ani Stafford-Townsend Millinery’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, available from Milliners’ Guild, Bristol, UK and HatBox, Texas, USA . Themed around oceanic imagery, the myths it has inspired, and the threats it faces, the collection takes Ani’s hallmark sculptural flair into the spirals, curves, and swirls of the maritime world.
With aquas and coral shades set to be the major colours of the season, Daughters of Neptune places these colours in their natural setting. Featuring coral, sea anemone, squid, octopuses, and the dramatic piece de resistance, “Queen of the Sea”, the collection showcases nature’s own splendour.
Twin sisters Leela & Yasmin embody the idea of Neptune’s daughters, brought into vivid relief as a pair of mermaids, and captured by photographer John Barwood. From the bath shoot courtesy of Yellow Duck Interiors, to on location shots in the Penguin House of Bristol Zoo, Daughters of Neptune captures the elegance, adventure, and magic of millinery