Kate trained as a milliner undertaking City and Guilds in millinery. Following her passion for history and architecture, Kate draws on these references and designs in order to focus on linear, geometric, historical and structured forms to create unique hats and headpieces.
Ana Bella is an internationally-awarded, bespoke milliner with a studio in London and Australia. The SS17 collection debuted during the London Fashion Week. During the year she has also collaborated with the celebrity stylist Gok Wan at VIP styling events following her ‘Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat’ title win at the Dubai World Cup. Her signature Millinery style has won several awards and has been featured in front page of ‘The Times’ London, Vogue Australia and many others.
Their hats first hit the press when they designed a dozen bespoke hats for the Royal Wedding in 2011. Since then, they have been featured in magazines like Vogue, Tatler, Style Magazine, The Times, and lauded by fashion experts at events such as Ascot. Bundle and Ellie run their business in Fulham, and Liz, the head designer, together with her team of merry milliners craft each hat to order.
Coming from three generations of Italian tailors and craftsmen, Claudia started making clothes for herself from an early age. This created in her a profound love for fabric, needlework and design, when she started designing bags, jewellery and headpieces for her friends and colleagues. She studied at the Central Saint Martins, the London College of Fashion and the Kensington and Chelsea College for a deeper knowledge of millinery. Her hats are a true expression of her Italian origins and the timeless tradition of English millinery.
This May sees some of the best hat makers around showcasing their art in time for Royal Ascot.
Building upon last year’s great event at their Fulham Road showroom, Herald and Heart have brought together some of their hatting contemporaries who are at the top of their game in the fashion industry.
Milliners so far confirmed for the event include Donna Hartley who designs from her studio in Spain and supplies exclusive boutiques around the world.
Camilla Rose Millinery, Julian Garner and Eliza K will be making a welcome return to the Emporium.
New collaboration The Millinery Collective, who debuted at London Hat Week have also confirmed that they will be showing.
Award winning Ana Bella Millinery from Australia, and Italian milliners Giulia Mio and Claudia Marcolin add to the collections to give the Emporium a truly international feel.
Bundle McClaren will also have her hats on sale as too will couturier milliner and lecturer Tracy Chaplin.
The Herald and Heart Ascot Emporium runs from Saturday May 12th through to Saturday June 23rd at 703 Fulham Road. SW6 5UL.
Watch this space for more news and details about all the milliners taking part.
We are happy to announce the dates for our repeat Royal Ascot Hat Emporium. Building upon the great success of last year we will have some of the best established hat makers as well as some of the new milliners on the scene.
The Emporium starts on Saturday May 12th and runs through to June 23rd.
Whether your requirement is for the races or for a great wedding hat, then 703 Fulham Road, SW6 5UL is the place to come.
Watch this space for more news of participants.
On Friday 5th May, Herald and Heart celebrated the official opening of its Royal Ascot Emporium with participating milliners and guests. The Emporium will remain open until the 24th of June and feature over 150 hats from 12 talented milliners.
It was a very successful evening with lots of laughs shared and new friendships made. We would like to thank Giulia Mio from Giulia Mio Millinery, Chris Garner from Julian Garner Headwear, Donna and Joanne from Donna Hartley Millinery, Louise Pollock from Louise Georgette Millinery, Toco Cave from TocoFashion, Awon Golding, Monique Hylands-White from Monique Lee Millinery, Camilla Robertson from Camilla Rose Millinery for a great night. It was wonderful to talk hats with fellow designers.
We would also like to thank Sue and Ruth from Lock & Co Hatters, Jane Smith from Jane Smith Hats, Carole Denford from The Hat Magazine and Georgina Abbott from Atelier Millinery and London Hat Week for joining us to meet some of the up-and-coming milliners showcased in the Emporium.
And lastly we would like to thank Gail’s Bakery for sponsoring our press day and launch party with a selection of their delicious treats.