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Top 20 British Millinery Brands

We bring you our list of the top 20 British Milliners, perfect for all occasions.

It is the season for weddings and horse racing, both events which require a fabulous hat! With the help of our friends on Instagram we have put together for you a list of the best British Milliners offering everything from a fabulous fascinator to a tweed flat cap.

Alice Mary Ball

Alice Mary Ball British Millinery

Alice Mary Ball Millinery

Alice is passionate about fashion and textiles but takes inspiration from architecture and her surroundings for many of her designs.

Annabel Allen

Annabel Allen Millinery offers a unique range of beautifully hand-crafted hats and headpieces, each created in Annabel’s Bristol studio.

B Millinery

B Millinery creator Ellen Bowden’s interest in millinery developed through her previous work in theatre design and her love of vintage.

By Betty

By Betty was launched in 2012 by Beth, who loves hats! She designs and makes everything from winter caps to flamboyant fascinators in her studio in Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Beverley Edmondson

Beverley Edmondson Millinery has been established for 9 years, with the Farnham boutique opening in spring 2010. Having trained with some of the world’s best milliners, Beverley has made hats for film, television and a certain royal wedding.

Camilla Rose

Camilla designs and makes her hats from her Studio in South-West London. Camilla studied Millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College before  landing an apprenticeship with renowned milliner Gina Foster.

Chloe Haywood London

Chloë Haywood (Designer and founder) has always had an interest in fashion, and this was confirmed when she won Young Clothes Show Designer of the Year when she was 16. She launched Hatastic! in 2009 which was recently rebranded in 2016 to Chloe Haywood London.

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Emily Young

After a fruitful and varied career in the events industry, Emily Dobson enrolled on an introduction to millinery summer course at the London College of Fashion. Emily has worked under many esteemed milliners on varied millinery techniques from couture, theatrical and editorial pieces.

Emma Fozard

Using both woodworking and jewellery techniques Emma creates headpieces from strips of curved and twisted veneer which she laminates with other materials such as leather, paper, suede and felt to add texture.

Goldust

 

Goldust British Millinery

Goldust Millinery

Shelley Zetuni is the creative force behind Goldust Millinery. Zetuni marries traditional millinery techniques with contemporary styling and materials to create individual, vibrant hats and headpieces, handmade in her London studio.

Hats by Agnieszka

“Hats by Agnieszka” is the brand name created by the London-based milliner Agnieszka Stanczyk. All of Agnieszka’s hats are handcrafted one-off creations. The designer developed her lifelong passion for hat-making through experimentation and formal training from Rose Cory, the Queen Mother’s milliner.

HT Hats

British designer Helena Talbot created the successful Bridal Accessories label HT Headwear from her London living room in 2010 whilst on maternity leave with her first child. Three children and five years later, she set up HT Hats to provide head wear for racegoers and wedding guests alike. She now works from her Pattingham studio to create her pieces.

Jojo Hats

Jojo has been making hats for 25 years. She is fantasy loving and supremely creative and is taking Hampshire by storm with her Millinery.

Judy Bentinck

Judy trained with Rose Cory, where she learned the secrets of traditional couture millinery. Judy set up her own label in 2002, designing and making hats and headpieces by commission. She is now the millinery tutor at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, one of the most prestigious art colleges in the world.

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Kempadoo Millar

 

Kempadoo Millar hats are all made in Yorkshire, using only the finest luxury fabrics. This Parkin cord cap is being modelled by @greyfoxblog – he knows a thing or two about menswear!

Lady Hatterley

Lady Hatterley Fabulously handmade hats for fabulously individual people.

Lady Sharma

Lady Sharma is a British brand by designer and milliner Lesley Sharma, that offers bespoke design and ready to wear collections, focusing on handcrafting each hat and headpiece with attention to detail.

Laird Hatters

Laird have two shops in London and one in Cambridge, all offering British made hats and caps. They have collaborated with many British designers such as E Tautz, Ozwald Boateng, and Nigel Cabourne.

Maggie Mowbray

From small beginnings, Maggie has created a business model dedicated to creating timeless, elegant British Millinery; all designs are formed by Maggie, by hand, then stitched and finished in her studio near Edinburgh.

Sussex Tweed

Founded in 2014, Sussex Tweed’s aim is to produce beautiful tweeds of the highest quality. All of their items including their caps, are made in Britain, with tweeds inspired by the stunning Sussex countryside.

Walter Wright

Philip Wright is a professional and experienced hatter, offering a wide range of exquisite hats, perfect for any occasion and time of the year.

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Comments

  1. Philip Wright on March 30, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    A fab and eclectic mix of the best milliners and hatters in the U.K… For sure between us there is not a hat that we cannot make…at a price that makes couture headwear accessible to all….
    Remember people…while you can buy online…you cannot try it on online…make the effort…make an appointment…and visit in person to truly indulge yourself and wear a hat beyond your dreams ..

    • Kate Hills on April 1, 2017 at 5:31 am

      Thanks for the comment Philip. Your reminder to people to actually make an appointment to try the product on is so true in these times when often an appreciation of quality and making things gets lost in favour of ‘buy it cheap and buy it now’.
      Buy cheap you buy twice, as they say.

  2. Emma Fozard on March 31, 2017 at 7:58 am

    What a compliment to be put in the same list as all these talented British milliners!
    You can’t beat the feeling of putting on a hat that has been made especially for you…supporting British makers is so important and there’s no better day than today to wear a hat with pride!

  3. Rose Davies on September 4, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Why isn’t Philip Treacy on this list?

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