Sci-Fi Millinery


Japanese milliner Maiko Takeda creates beautifully futuristic, sci-fi headware, taking the artform to a new exploration of 3 dimensional space. Her latest collection, “Atmospheric Re-entry,” consists of headpieces with multiple quills in shades of peacocks, all expertly hand-created in clear film, perspex, and silver. Her designs are simultaneously otherworldly and clearly inspired by nature, with their grand forms and animalistic textures. A recent grad of the RCA’s millinery MFA program, having worked with Issey Miyake, Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy and Erickson Beamon, Takeda’s work will be interesting to follow in the couture world.