Haute Dogs Calendar

Calling all dog lovers! Helping the homeless community and their dogs, we are proud to be asked by Awon Golding to helping this wonderful charity with our design being featured in the month of March.
More than just a calendar, Haute Dogs is a lifeline for pooches in need. Now in its second year, the 2020 project is helping a new charity with an even more ambitious target. Please see the links below for details and to order your calendar in time for Christmas.

All the milliners taking part are:

January – Millinery Jill

February – Jane Taylor 

March – Lomax & Skinner

April – Juliette Botterill

May – Stephen Jones

June – Lock & Co

July – Philip Treacy

August – Awon Golding

September – Siggi Hats

October – J Smith Esq 

November – Dillon Wallwork

December – Edwina Ibbotson




How to Make a Hat!

What could be a more perfect gift idea than a voucher for one of our one-to-one bespoke millinery courses?

Matt recently spent some time with us after being gifted a course for a special birthday and he created this fab pictorial diary as well as a great hat!

“Day 01 of my millinery course, making my first Trilby. Thanks to all my lovely friends and family who chipped in for this super thoughtful 40th birthday prezzie 🤠 absolutely lovin it!

Day 02 messing around with millinery. Trilby’s almost complete, just the band/ribbon to finish things off. Super satisfying to taylor the fit and build it from scratch 🤠 thanks to talented ladies at Lomax & Skinner for the brilliant workshop.

Day 03 of my mission in millinery! One hat complete and one very happy chappy! Such a cool process from start to finish. Might have to pop back to make a cheeky peaky blinders cap 🤠”

Lomax and Skinner at St George’s Chapel

Lomax and Skinner at Fenwick of Bond Street


The Secret is Out!

The British Hat Guild has officially launched and we are very proud to be amongst the founding members. 

The UK’s top milliners and hatters have come together to create a new association dedicated to sharing ideas and promoting our unique heritage.  

The British Hat Guild seeks to encourage and promote the following ideas:

Craftsmanship to recognise the excellence and technique of British millinery.

Artistry to distinguish the extraordinary sophistication of its members’ work.

Heritage to acknowledge the authenticity of our millinery tradition.

Creativity to celebrate the individuality and inventiveness of its members.

Education to encourage and support the learning and skills of millinery.

Inspiration to share knowledge and be leaders in their field.

The Guild’s core membership will be for professional milliners and hat makers but will welcome associate members. Originally established in Luton in the 1950s by a group of established hat manufacturers, the Guild ceased to operate in 2003. The newly-revitalised Guild returns, spearheaded by a group of milliners and hat experts including Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Noel Stewart, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, Edwina Ibbotson and Lomax & Skinner.  

For further information please see The British Hat Guild website or visit their Instagram account.