Bi-curious Nelson as part of HATWALK [UPDATED]

Today, 20 statues across London have been given new head wear in an event called HATWALK, commissioned by the Mayor of London, in partnership with BT, Grazia magazine, the British Fashion Council and the London 2012 Festival.

In Trafalgar Square Admiral Lord Nelson and his neighbours have all been dressed, with Nelson getting a new Union Jack bicorn from Lock & Co, the oldest hatters in London, established in 1676, and famed for making his original.

Full details here http://www.molpresents.com/hatwalk and full disclosure: BC's part of the team helping promote this event, as part of our day job.

UPDATE: The Guardian has a brilliant gallery of the hats here. The Telegraph likewise, here.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why you label this as bi-curious?

Brockley Nick said...

It's a bicorn hat. And it's a curiosity

Anonymous said...

Aha.

I overlooked the bicorn!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of those big "egg" things that were found around London at easter. By PR people, for PR people.

Anonymous said...

What an excellent use of productive resources.

Brockley Nick said...

Well is this the product of PR people or of productive resources, because it can't be both! ;)

Dear me, what a pair of miseries.

This is not only a cool thing, it's an investment in tourism and a showcase for the UK fashion industry when tens of thousands of journalists are in town...

Anonymous said...

This is not only a cool thing, it's an investment in tourism and a showcase for the UK fashion industry when tens of thousands of journalists are in town...

Well said, creativity is our life blood.

Moi said...

What fun. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Investment in tourism??? What a load of bollocks. As if someone is going to come to London to see a few statues with silly hats.

Good grief

Brockley Nick said...

Do you work in tourism? You seem to know a lot about this stuff.

Ben H said...

I thought it was cool... :D

Anonymous said...

No, they don't pack their bags and come here solely for hats. I didnt go to Sydney solely for the short film festival or other quirky things I found. But all the silly unexpected little things you stumble across add up to "fun". Get over yourself.

DJ said...

@Anonymous 20.35. Of course this is an investment in tourism. If a visitor comes here and enjoys themselves they are more likely to tell others who may also come and so on. Things like this add to the attraction. They're fun.
Remember 'fun'?
Let's just hope they don't meet too many people like you to ruin it for them.

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