Lucy Barlow has been a milliner for over 40 years starting in Bond st then the catwalks of Paris. Known for her stitched braid straw she fuses traditional and street couture.
In 2017, having worked in the trade since the age of 16, she did an MA at the RCA. Moved by refugees and the homeless, her collection was called ‘Life Saver’. It focused on sleeping bags/ life jackets and protection creating the speaker and sleeping bag hat, the hat being the symbol of shelter and music its elevation.