Scotland’s most celebrated poet was born in 1759 and you can find him immortalised as a statue at Victoria Embankment gardens, a beautiful secluded space facing the Thames. Young Scottish milliner William Chambers has created a headpiece for the poet, inspired by what is arguably his most famous poem, ‘My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose.’ The rose also happens to be a flower that has featured in many of Chamber’s designs.
A member of the hat world’s avant garde, Chambers trained at the Scottish College of Textiles and Glasgow Metropolitan University. He was nominated as Accessory Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards for 5 years running (2008-2012), winning the award in both 2010 and 2012. His celebrity fans include Roisin Murphy, Kelis and Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters.