Meet Londons Next Generation Of Fashion Designers And Milliners

The Collections...

Discover the next generation of emerging designers in a stunning new exhibition that throws the spotlight on London’s cutting-edge fashion and millinery talent.

For two weeks in June Kensington and Chelsea College’s Chelsea Centre Gallery will exclusively showcase ‘The Collections’ where up and coming designers on the College’s internationally renowned Fashion and Millinery courses will debut their latest designs.

Acting as a platform for emerging trends, the eagerly awaited annual show is widely regarded as THE place to be to find the industry’s next big thing and has already attracted the attention of buyers for leading department stores including Fenwick.

Now the public will also have an opportunity to discover the designers on their doorstep. ‘The Collections’ is free to attend, runs from Tuesday June 3rd – 13th and takes place at the College’s Chelsea Centre Gallery in Hortensia Road, SW10 0QS.

A special private view is also being held from 6pm on Thursday June 5th where guests can meet the talented fashion designers and milliners exhibiting their work. The exhibition will also profile a range of exclusive designs for purchase, giving guests the chance to support the UK’s up and coming fashion and millinery talent whilst investing in one-off pieces.

Guests can expect to be dazzled by work that uses an intriguing array of traditional and innovative materials and techniques to reflect contemporary fashion.

If you would like to be contacted about other millinery and fashion events or courses run at the College, or would like more information about The Collections please visit:

The College’s Millinery Department has a high-profile reputation for excellence and has nurtured the talents of gifted milliners such as Justin Smith, Gina Foster and Sarah Cant. Its talented alumni can be regularly found winning awards, featured in the press and taking centre stage at leading exhibitions.

The department’s latest high-profile student achievements include a first prize win by milliner Michael Wood at this Year’s Feltmakers Design Award organised by the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers of London, as well as Lady Gaga wearing a hat designed by recent College millinery graduate Margaret O’Conner. In addition several millinery alumni also recently took centre stage for Handmade in Britain – a prestigious contemporary crafts and design fair which took place in Chelsea. The talented group showcased a collection of beautiful hats as part of the Fair.

For further information about ‘The Collections’ or any of the College’s fashion and millinery courses, including short courses under the College’s popular Summer School programme, please contact the College on 0207 573 5333 or visit