ORE. (February 8, 2013) – ‘Hats off’ to Dayna Pinkham at PDX
International Airport travelers’ tip their hats to Dayna Pinkham’s new hat exhibit
on display along Concourse E until mid-July.
near Coffee People, this exhibit is designed by world-renowned
22-year-milliner, Dayna Pinkham. As a Northwest native, Pinkham designs and
constructs hats at her own boutique in downtown Portland, Ore. Pinkham
Millinery is the only operating millinery in the city. Pinkham's hats are featured in several fashion shows, fundraising auctions and benefit events worldwide.
her apprenticeship with New York fashion designer John Eaton, Pinkham learned time-honored
methods of design conception; steaming and shaping felt, straw, and buckram
over wood blocks; and finishing with fine hand stitching. Her signature styles
incorporate timeless elegance with modern, contemporary appeal.
many hats sold in retail stores are mass-produced by machines, the process of
hat making remains the same as it has for centuries. Pinkham’s creations are
hand-blocked from high-quality materials and finished with handmade, whimsical
old-world craftsmanship is a rarity in today’s modern technical age,” said
Greta Blalock, PDX art and entertainment program coordinator. “Her designs are
chic and distinctive, combining modern style and flair with age-old technique.
Pinkham’s hats are not only fashionable, they are works of art.”
art program is designed to showcase the dynamic cultural life of the Northwest
and showcase a variety of work through ongoing relationships with regional
artists like Dayna Pinkham, and other art organizations, museums and educational
information and photos are available at www.pdx.com