Now THESE are Easter Bonnets. Incredible Floral Hats and Headresses.

floral easter bonnets

There are several amazing milliners out there.
Philip Treacy, Vivien Sheriff, Noel Stewart, Narida Fraiman, Piers Atkinson, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, Bundle Maclaren and Stephen Jones to name same of the best. Their hats, headwear, fascinators and more have graced the covers of magazines worldwide and topped the heads of the most royal to the most outrageous.

Floral Hats & Headdresses

But these fresh floral headdresses, or giant Easter Bonnets if you will, created by fashion designers in conjunction with floral designers for the Tulips and Pansies Headdress Affair*, outshine most anything seen at the Kentucky Derby or Royal Ascot.

Atelier Aimee in collaboration with Elizabeth Ryan Floral Design:
Atelier Aimee in collaboration with Elizabeth Ryan Floral Design IIHIH

Betsey Johnson in collaboration with Preston Bailey:
Betsey Johnson in collaboration with Preston Bailey IIHIH

Blank Silk in collaboration with Rachel Cho:
Blank Silk in collaboration with Rachel Cho IIHIH

Carolina Herrera in collaboration with Lewish Miller, LMD Floral Events:
Carolina Herrera in collaboration with Lewish Miller, LMD Floral Events IIHIH

David Dalrymple for House of Field in collaboration with Golf Srithamrong of Tantawan Bloom:
David Dalrymple for House of Field in collaboration with Golf Srithamrong of Tantawan Bloom IIHIH

DKNY in collaboration with Ovando:
DKNY-and-Ovando IIHIH

Ela Rose in collaboration with Roy Braeger Events:
ela Rose in collaboration with Roy Braeger Events IIHIH

House of Holland in collaboration with Martin Snaric:
House of Holland in collaboration with Martin Snaric IIHIH

Naeem Kahn in collaboration with Preston Bailey and his floral designer Sanaw:
Preston Bailey and his floral designer Sanaw T&P 2011 IIHIH

Kboom Couture in collaboration with Studio Artiflora:
Kboom Couture in collaboration with Studio Artiflora IIHIH

Lilly Pulitzer in collaboration with Cote Fleurie Studio:
Lilly Pulitzer in collaboration with Cote Fleurie Studio IIHIH

b. michael in collaboration with Michael Gaffney and The New York School of Flower Design:
b. michael in collaboration with Michael Gaffney and The New York School of Flower Design IIHIH

Rafe New York in collaboration with Dig Gardens:
Rafe New York in collaboration with Dig Gardens IIHIH

Sara Claire & Esther in collaboration with Diana Gould Ltd:
Sara Claire and Esther in collaboration with Diana Gould Ltd IIHIH

The Blonds in collaboration with Linda Ferrando Floral Design:
The Blonds in collaboration with Linda Ferrando Floral Design IIHIH

Tracy Reese in collaboration with Gerald Palumbo, Seasons A Floral Design Studio:
Tracy Reese in collaboration with Gerald Palumbo, Seasons A Floral Design Studio IIHIH

Hunter Dixon in collaboration with Fleurs New York:
Hunter Dixon in collaboration with Fleurs New York Photo by LindseyBelle IIHIH

Hector Rodriguez in collaboration with Verde Custom Flowers, Inc:
Hector Rodriguez in collaboration with Verde Custom Flowers, Inc IIHIH

Mataano in collaboration with Touch of Elegance Floral & Event Design:
Tulips and Pansies 2011 B IIHIH
Betsey Johnson in collaboration with Bloom New York:
Tulips and Pansies 2011 millinery
Mara Hoffman in collaboration with Fleurs New York:
Tulips and Pansies 2011 D IIHIH
Blank Silk in collaboration with Diana Gould ltd:
Tulips and Pansies 2011 E IIHIH
Tracy Reese in collaboration with Linda Ferrando Floral Design:
Tulips and Pansies 2011 G IIHIH
Sara Claire and Esther in collaboration with L’Oasis Floral Design:
Tulips and Pansies 2011 H IIHIH
Viktor Luna in collaboration with Avery J Fashion Consultants and Flora Tech:
Tulips and Pansies 2011 F IIHIH
Chris March in collaboration with Tantawan Bloom:
Tulips and Pansies 2011 J IIHIH
Atelier Aimee in collaboration with Ariston Floral Boutique:
Tulips and Pansies 2011
Sadly, I cannot find the designers to credit for this one:
Tulips and Pansies 2011 hats

*an annual runway show that ran from 2001 through 2011 to raise funds and awareness for VillageCare’s HIV/AIDS programs

Photo credits: The images with the black backgrounds are photos by Matthew Peyton.  Some of the 2011 images are courtesy of illamasqua whose Senior US make-up artist and US brand ambassador Andrea Helgadottir headed up a team of 6 artists who created looks on 18 models.

See the 2008 tulips and Pansies Headdress Affair here and the 2009 Tulips and Pansies Headdress Affair here.

About:
tulips and pansies invite
• Tulips & Pansies – The Headdress Affair, is a runway show which brings together prestigious fashion and floral designers to create elaborate headdresses all to raise funds and awareness for VillageCare’s HIV/AIDS programs. The annual shows seem to have ceased after 2011.
VillageCare is a community-based, not-for-profit service organization serving the older adults, persons living with HIV/AIDS and individuals in need of medical and rehabilitation services.