Universal Platforms Reach New Heights
Tourists in the capital were treated to a rare fashion occurrence earlier in the month, as London’s most famous statues were given specially-designed headwear to don in order to celebrate the Olympic Games and the country’s millinery tradition.
London (I-Newswire) August 20, 2012 - Tourists in the capital were treated to a rare fashion occurrence earlier in the month, as London’s most famous statues were given specially-designed headwear to don in order to celebrate the Olympic Games and the country’s millinery tradition. London-based cherry picker providers Universal Platforms helped dress the monolithic structures with their cherry pickers and access platforms.
Hatwalk is a combined project that was organised by Grazia magazine, BT, the British Fashion Council, The London 2012 festival and the Mayor of London, and sees some of London’s most notable statues decked out in high-quality, bespoke headwear courtesy of a number of the country’s top milliners. Hatwalk is just one of several free and secret performances including in this summer’s Surprises, a new initiative celebrating creativity and culture in the capital.
Breath-taking photos show Admiral Lord Nelson donning his new hat, courtesy of Lock & Co, the oldest hat-makers in London, famed for creating Nelson’s original bicorn hat. Universal Platforms scaled the 169-foot statue in order to dress him, with site surveyors overseeing the project. Nelson is just one of 20 well-known statues which were dressed as part of HatWalk, including Winston Churchill and William Shakespeare, whose hat went missing pretty quickly.
It was judged as a highly successful Olympics-related cultural event, combining fun, history, culture and fashion! It also brought attention to some of the country's top milliners.
The complete collection of headpieces will be open to the public at BT London Live at Hyde Park until the 12th August. Universal provides cherry picker and other access platform hire for central London and the surrounding area. We have some of the latest and most trusted brands available.
About Universal Platforms
Phone : 0844 264 1765
Published On:August 20, 2012
Print Release:Print Release
If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. I-Newswire.com is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the I-Newswire.com press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.
Pose Fepemta Industrial Dynamic Actions Talavera
Taiwan Based MXI Corp Ambassador & G3 Development Entrepreneurial Owner Adam Green Visited Annapolis MD to Introduce Lucrative $50,000 SEO Incentive
Older American Month 50th Anniversary
U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Licenses Pentagon 2000SQL™
Customer First Department at East Renrewshire Council Renews Customer Service Excellence Standard