Edwina Ibbotson

Edwina started her Millinery business in 1991, and has been working from her shop in Battersea, London for the last 19 years.
She studied millinery at The Fashion Institute (FIT) New York and The London College of Fashion, as well as doing private classes with some of the world’s finest...Read more

Justin Smith

Justin Smith graduated from the Royal College of Art, with an MA in Millinery after studying the discipline for 6 years.  He started the J Smith Esquire brand in 2007 and since then has created seventeen hat collections, most recently “Gold” in summer 2017. 

Justin has been involved with...Read more

Karen Henriksen

Karen Henriksen brings a milliner's aesthetic and craftsmanship to everyday headwear, combining a singular approach to design and pattern-cutting with a passion for beautiful and practical (mostly British) fabrics. Her hats are instantly recognisable, striking a carefully considered balance...Read more

Philip Treacy

Exquisite handcrafted sculptural masterpieces showcase the fantastical imagination of this quietly spoken Irishman who, for over 25 years has created couture hats that draw admiration and surprise in equal measure and transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Philip Treacy has been...Read more

Stephen Jones

Born in Cheshire, and schooled in Liverpool, Stephen Jones burst on to the London fashion scene during its explosion of street style in the late seventies. By day, he was a student at St Martins; after dark he was one of that era's uncompromising style-blazers at the legendary Blitz nightclub -...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> Unveiled – The Craft of Millinery
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This exhibition brings together British milliners, chosen for their diverse designs and skills, to give an insight into the particular workings and craftsmanship of each. Supported by Fenwick and The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers, and hosted by The Art Workers’ Guild.

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<em>Edit Event</em> Hats: Vivienne Westwood
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Vivienne Westwood celebrates British millinery with a journey through the brand’s iconic hat archive. Avant-garde headwear is showcased from some of the most pivotal Vivienne Westwood runway shows, illustrating the ingenuity and intricate craftsmanship involved in bringing a Vivienne Westwood...

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Go behind the scenes at a working couture milliners in the run up to Royal Ascot at the John Boyd atelier in Knightsbridge. A drinks reception is followed by a talk and Q&A with John’s protégé, milliner Sarah Marshall.

John Boyd opened his shop in Knightsbridge in 1947 and quickly...

<em>Edit Event</em> How to Wear Hats
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Hear a brief history of British millinery and learn how hats are made and which to choose for an occasion. Vivien Sheriff’s new Spring/Summer 2019 collection is on show, with models demonstrating how different hats and headpieces suit different face shapes. Guests are able to try on pieces,...

<em>Edit Event</em> The Heads Behind the Hats
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Leo Fenwick hosts an intimate panel conversation with iconic British milliners Rachel Trevor-Morgan, Noel Stewart and Edwina Ibbotson discussing the craftsmanship that goes into their Ascot creations.

From runways to racecourses, rock stars to royalty, the sought-after creations of...

Gal Nicolian

Gal is a London based milliner who has been working at John Boyd Hats for the last 5 years as a designer and maker. Gal’s background in fashion gives her an excellent understanding of what a client is looking for in a hat; what suits their outfit, face shape, personality and the occasion. She...Read more

Harvy Santos

Harvy Santos is a London-based milliner who creates hats and couture headpieces that fuse traditional techniques with new materials, and timeless elegance with 21st century fun. Featuring exquisite details and fine lines, his fearless fashion pieces are all unique creations entirely handmade...Read more

Jane Smith

Jane Smith started making hats for theatre and film in 1968, and works in felt, straw, buckram, plastic and fabric in her London studio. A leading figure in theatrical millinery, she makes uniform caps and hats, naval bicornes, chapeau bras, top hats and many more. Her work features widely in...Read more

Jo Miller

Jo Miller studied an MA in Millinery at the Royal College of Art after retraining from a
background in Fine Art. Upon graduating she went on to work for three years in Stephen Jones’
model department, honing her millinery skills and understanding of the industry.
In 2015 she...Read more

Paul Stafford

Paul Stafford holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, which forms the basis for his scientific and engineered approach to construction. He trained in traditional technique under Rachel Trevor-Morgan (milliner to HRH The Queen) developing an attention to the finest...Read more

Piers Atkinson

Piers Atkinson launched his first collection of luxury, handmade headpieces in 2008, the collection contained elements of his roots; from fashion and theatre to sculpture and the wild, energetic excesses of the London club scene. Piers creates a new collection of couture pieces each season. Each...Read more

Sophie Beale

Sophie Beale Millinery is conceptual and innovative, yet flattering and sophisticated. Each piece is handcrafted with a chic flair and minimal fuss. Named Britain’s hottest new milliner in 2012, Sophie Beale has won multiple awards including the British Fashion Council and Grazia magazine’s...Read more

Noel Stewart

Noel Stewart

Noel Stewart is a London based milliner with international status.

Taking inspiration from contemporary art and architecture whilst using his extensive skills, he modernises millinery and creates a fresh and elegant approach to how we dress the head. Noels collections for men and women...Read more

Rachel Trevor-Morgan

Established in 1990, Rachel Trevor-Morgan has built a thriving and successful millinery business. Rachel operates from her 17th century atelier in London St James's where she delivers private client commissions. Her mission is to provide her clients with the perfect hat or headpiece. She is...Read more

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