Awon Golding is a London-based milliner renowned for creating fresh and fun hats and headpieces for contemporary women. Her multicultural background, as a British-Indian born and raised in Hong Kong, is a significant influence on her artistic style and unique designs.
With her creations regularly featured in international fashion publications, Awon has also earned a loyal following among global icons. Her hats have graced the heads of prominent figures such as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Lady Gaga, Dita Von Teese, Kylie Minogue, and Priyanka Chopra, to name just a few.
After a successful career as a fashion writer and magazine editor in Hong Kong, Awon moved to London to pursue her dream of becoming a milliner. Her dedication to her craft soon paid off, leading her to design for high street giants Topshop and River Island before launching her own label in 2013.
In 2014, Awon was selected by Stephen Jones to showcase her talent for two seasons as part of Headonism, a platform for up-and-coming millinery talent at London Fashion Week. Her breakthrough in the industry continued in 2018, as she made her UK TV debut as the Millinery expert on BBC 2's prime time show, Handmade in Britain.
Awon's ability to meld femininity with wearability has brought her a loyal following of global icons, but it's her passion for handcrafting bespoke hats and headpieces that has truly set her apart. In January 2019, she was appointed Head Millinery Designer at Lock & Co Hatters, the world's oldest hat shop, where she designs two seasonal couture collections. Her co-branded collection, Lock Couture by Awon Golding, can be found exclusively on their website and in their St. James store.
She creates two seasonal collections a year – Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter - and private made-to-order commissions for a wide range of customers. All Awon's hats are hand-made in her London studio.
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“Thank u for the killer hat Awon Golding. Nothing like a great hat to top off the day. I feel like Isabella Blow." - Lady Gaga