ABOUT HARVY SANTOS

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Born in the Philippines, Harvy began his career as a professional ballet dancer in the Hong Kong Ballet, where he danced in all its major productions for six seasons, including tours in Europe, the US and Australia.  He then studied millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College and has worked for The Royal Opera House, Noel Stewart, and Stephen Jones.  His classical training, both on stage and in the workshop, continues to inform his elegantly energetic work.

 

Winner of multiple awards for his work, Harvy was named The HAT Magazine's Hat Designer of the Year in 2013. His hats have appeared in The Telegraph, Brides Magazine, The Financial Times, Vogue Japan, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Netherlands, Harper's Bazaar China, Arena Homme Plus, Cosmopolitan, W Magazine, Elle and T Magazine.  His hats feature regularly in the Royal Ascot style guide, and have been worn by pop divas including Hebe Tien and Lady Gaga.

In 2015 Harvy was selected to join Headonism, the British Fashion Council’s initiative celebrating the new wave of British milliners, and participated for the next three years.  Harvy's hats are on display in the National Museum of Scotland and have been exhibited at the Spielzug Welten Museum in Switzerland.  In 2018 Harvy was honoured with a major solo exhibition ‘Eight Seasons’ at Portugal’s Museu da Chapelaria, and a visit from Her Majesty the Queen during February's London Fashion Week.

CURRICULUM VITAE >>

2018

 

Collections

>> SS19 ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’ — Premiere Classe, Paris

>> AW18-19 ‘Divertissement’ — Premiere Classe, Paris

 

Collaboration

>> Daniel Pascal Tanner AW 18-19 Collection, LFW

 

Exhibitions

>> OITO ESTAÇÕES Harvy Santos EIGHT SEASONS Solo exhibition — Museu Chapelaria, São João da Madeira, Portugal

>> HATS OFF TO HATS! MUT ZUM HUT! — Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, Switzerland

>> UNVEILED - THE CRAFT OF MILLINERY - London Craft Week, The Art Workers’ Guild, London

 

 

2017

 

Collections

>> SS18 ‘Loop de Loop’ — LFW Designer Showrooms; Premiere Classe, Paris

>> AW17-18 ‘Composition’ — LFW Designer Showrooms; Premiere Classe, Paris

 

Employment

>> Royal Opera House — Millinery Assistant

 

Commissions

>> ‘Nora’ headpiece as part of The Royal Ascot Millinery Collective 2017 sponsored by Fenwick

>> AW17 ‘Balance’ headpiece commissioned for Bibi Zhou Charity Concert, Beijing, China

>> FT How To Spend It commissioned ‘Wataboshi’ mesh headpieces and Tulle veil for Japanese-inspired Evening Dresses Shoot, styled and photographed by Damian Foxe

 

Exhibition

>> Keeki headpiece acquired by The National Museum of Scotland

 

 

2016

 

Collections

>> SS17 ‘Fizzy Pop’ — LFW Designer Showrooms; Premiere Classe, Paris

>> AW16-17 ‘Battalion’ — LFW Designer Showrooms; Premiere Classe, Paris

 

Employment

>> Royal Opera House — Millinery Assistant

 

TV

>> SS16 collection ‘Hurly-Burly’ headpiece worn by Summer Jike JunyI and ‘Dance’ headpiece worn by Vicki Zhao at CCTV Chinese New Year Gala Programme Broadcast in Beijing, China

 

Commissions

>> ‘Peck’ coolie as part of The Royal Ascot Millinery Collective 2016 sponsored by Fenwick

>> SS16 collection ‘Pandemonium’ and ‘Crane’ headpieces took part in Hebe Tien’s ‘If Plus’ concert tour, Hong Kong, China & Taiwan

>> Costume design for Theatreworks' production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, Colorado Springs, USA

>> AW14 collection ‘Phleet’ commissioned for the last leg of Hebe Tien’s ‘If Plus’ concert tour in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

>> Pink signature vagabond hat commissioned for Lady Gaga’s Apple Music Commercial and ‘Million Reasons’ Music Video

>> FT How To Spend It commissioned oversized bow headpieces for Glam, Glitz and Cozy Knits Shoot, styled and photographed by Damian Foxe

>> FT How To Spend It commissioned Cleopatra headpiece for Dressed to Empress Shoot, styled and photographed by Damian Foxe

 

 

2015

 

Collections

>> SS16 ‘Birdy’ — LFW Designer Showrooms; Premiere Classe, Paris

AW15-16 ‘Rain, Rein, Reign’ —Premiere Classe, Paris

 

Award:

>> Selected as one of four recipients of British Fashion Council’s HEADONISM initiative and participated in London Fashion Week’s Designer Showrooms

 

Teaching and Employment

>> Lecturer at Kensington and Chelsea College — BTEC Level 2 Millinery Design; Specialist Millinery Short Courses

>> Royal Opera House — Millinery Assistant

>> Stephen Jones Millinery — Millinery Assistant

 

TV

>> ‘Clarise’, ‘Cyclone’ & ‘Pour’ headpieces took part in the grand finals of China’s Next Top Model

 

 

2014

 

Collection

>> SS15 ‘Riot’ — Premiere Classe, Paris

>> AW14-15 ‘Planes, Ducks and Blocks’ — Premiere Classe, Paris

 

Teaching and Employment

>> Lecturer at Kensington and Chelsea College — BTEC Level 2 Millinery Design; Specialist Millinery Short Courses

>> Royal Opera House — Millinery Assistant

>> Stephen Jones Millinery — Millinery Assistant

 

 

2013

 

Awards

>> The HAT Magazine ‘The Hat Designer of the Year - Royal Hats 2013’ — First Place

 

Commission

>> Headpiece created for King Seeds’ Debut Appearance at  the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

 

Collection

>> Launched Harvy Santos with SS14 Collection ‘ Licorice & Friends!’ — Premiere Classe, Paris

 

Teaching and Employment

>> Lecturer at Kensington and Chelsea College — BTEC Level 2 Millinery Design; Specialist Millinery Short Courses

>> Royal Opera House — Millinery Assistant

>> Stephen Jones Millinery — Millinery Assistant

 

 

2012

 

Awards

>> The HAT Magazine ‘The Hat Designer of the Year - Get Lucky 2012’ — Third Place & Public Vote Prize

>> Grazia Magazine ‘Hat Factor’ Competition 2012 — First Runner Up

 

Employment

>> Started working at The Royal Opera House and Stephen Jones Millinery

 

 

2011

 

Awards

>> The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers ‘The Hat Design Awards 2011’ — Third Place

 

Education

>> Kensington and Chelsea College HNC Millinery Graduate with Distinction

Internship at Noel Stewart Millinery