As regards hats in the UK, we are very lucky here in the United Kingdom because when it comes to hats – we are still the world leaders.
Our hat wearing has always, and continues to be the envy around the world, and with our Royal Family leading the way hats and headpieces are once more at the forefront of British Fashion.
Most weeks we have clients bringing into the studio family members who live abroad and who come in last minute to find a hat, sometimes they email us a picture of their outfit before hand, but none have ever left hatless.
One day I remember a big Italian wedding where they came straight from the airport all 25 ladies !! I will never forget as they drove off wearing their hats, as there was no room for hatboxes !! and of course everyone wants to look like the gorgeous Duchess of Cambridge.
Of course like most industries there are countries who try to copy our hat making here in the UK, but somehow they just don’t get it right, and you end up with road kill on a comb !
All of our British Milliners are passionate about their craft, and that passion show in what they create, and I too share their passion and love of hats and headwear and I am sure we will all the lead the way in what has become a major hat revival for many years to come.