This one year programme includes a series of projects designed to develop students’ creativity and build on existing millinery skills. With a strong focus on design development and specialist couture techniques including hand-shaping, block-making and theatrical millinery. Contextual studies, visual studies and professional practise add breadth to studio work, alongside tutorials, workshops and lectures. There […]
The summer season is the busiest period for milliners. Special occasions such as weddings, Ascot, Glyndebourne and Henley demand headwear that makes the wearer look stylish and stand out from the crowd. This course covers some of the key techniques to create high fashion, statement millinery. Ideal for those with previous millinery experience who wish […]
Develop your millinery skills in our specialist millinery studio with expert advice and technique demonstrations from a millinery professional. Focusing on Spring hats, in felts to lighter weight materials.
Learn how to create beautiful and individual headpieces and trimmings using straw and sinamay sculpting techniques.
An opportunity to learn core millinery skills, such as blocking, wiring, edging, trimming and finishing. You will start with felt before moving on to lighter weight materials.
Learn some basic processes of hat making in order to create your own hats.
Learn from a true maestro of feathers – Ian Bennett – how to shape, curl, dye, assemble and create stunning, professional-looking feather trimmings for hats and headpieces. Ideal for those who wish to add these techniques to their arsenal of millinery skills. Feathers available to purchase in class. Please bring a basic sewing kit and […]
For those with a keen interest in fashion, this course covers a different area of millinery each term, such as felt hat making, working with straws and sinanay, trimmings etc. this is a mixed level group suitable for intermediate to advanced in millinery.
We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. See some of our millinery students […]
Millinery talent from Kensington and Chelsea College teamed up with Sainsbury’s to launch its Easter egg packaging recycling scheme, by creating an Easter Bonnet made entirely out of Sainsbury’s Easter Egg packaging. The Millinery students from our HNC Millinery course worked together for 2 hours, using everything from card and foil to Sainsbury’s shopping bags […]