A fascinating array of hats

IT WAS hats off to a collection of Hastings milliners at the launch of a new exhibition.

The show at the Kave Gallery, in Kings Road, St Leonards, features creations made using both traditional and cutting edge techniques by six designers: Francis Fifi Hats, Anais Neon, Tilly Bea, Louise Cousin, Lorna Fraser and Katherine Wallinger.

Among the six are experienced miliners and also newcomers to the craft.

Bevali Francis, of Francis Fifi Hats, said: “Everyone has such a diversity of work. Instead of all of us working separately, we thought it would be nice to get together.”

The exhibition runs until June 15.