CHARLES Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style provided one of the UK’s leading milliners William Chambers with the inspiration for his new autumn-winter collection. William Chambers originally studied at the Scottish College of Textiles before starting his millinery business in 2008. He now creates handmade hats and headpieces that are stocked in the country’s top department stores, as well as in his own hat shop and atelier in Glasgow city centre. He has won Accessory Designer of the Year three times at the Scottish Fashion Awards, regularly shows at London Fashion Week and his designs have appeared in Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Tatler and Wallpaper.  Chambers seeks to modernise millinery with a fresh look at how we dress the head today. His taste for the avant-garde mixed with his retail knowledge results in designs that are at once both exquisite and wearable.

The collection and exclusive exhibition-only pieces will be on show at The Lighthouse in the city’s Mitchell Lane from today until October 7.