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.
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 […]
Learn how to create beautiful and individual headpieces and trimmings using straw and sinamay sculpting techniques.
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 […]
A stunning selection of period piece hats, designed by Kensington and Chelsea College’s talented millinery students, will be the show piece for one of the most high-profile floats featured in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show. The Lord Mayor’s Show is one of the best-known annual events in London, as well as one of the longest-established, […]
Former Kensington and Chelsea College Millinery alumnus Justin Smith has been turning heads with his latest project transforming Hollywood starlet Angelina Jolie into one of Disney’s most notorious characters. The gifted milliner, who studied on Kensington and Chelsea College’s internationally renowned HNC Millinery course, helped create the striking headpiece adorned with black horns, which brought […]
Our talented students are showcasing their skills across London this weekend (Friday May 9 – Sunday May11). ‘Hidden’: Fine Art Exhibition, Crypt Gallery Discover new work as our Fine Art students take over the Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Road to stage their exhibition ‘Hidden’. The historic gallery forms the backdrop for a stunning […]
One of the world’s biggest names in music has gone gaga for a hat designed by one of Kensington and Chelsea College’s rising stars. Talented designer Margaret O’Connor was catapulted into the spotlight after one of her hats was worn by Lady Gaga at the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! Exhibition, in London. Lady Gaga, known […]