“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
Awon Golding is an award-winning London-based milliner who specialises in fun and fresh hats and headpieces for modern women. Being of Anglo-Indian descent and Hong Kong born and raised she is continually inspired by her multicultural background.
Following a career as a fashion writer and magazine editor in Hong Kong, she eventually decamped to London to pursue her dream of millinery. After an apprenticeship with acclaimed milliner Edwina Ibbotson, she went on to receive a Distinction in Millinery from the Kensington and Chelsea College. A job designing hats and soft accessories for high street giants Topshop and River Island followed, after which Awon decided to set up her own label.
Her creative talent has lead to several awards namely first prize in the 2010 Felt Makers Guild competition and the Industry Prize in the 2013 Hat Designer of the Year competition. In 2014 Awon was selected to showcase for two seasons as part of Headonism, a platform for the UK’s finest up-and-coming millinery talent, at London Fashion Week. 2018 saw Awon make her UK TV debut as the Millinery expert on BBC 2‘s prime time show, Handmade in Britain.
As well as regularly featuring in international fashion publications, Awon’s ability to meld femininity with wearability has brought her a loyal following of global icons. Her hats have graced the heads of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Dita Von Teese, Daisy Lowe, Lady Gaga, and Priyanka Chopra to name just a few.
She creates two seasonal collections a year – Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter - and private commissions for a wide range of customers. Her hats are available for purchase at London’s Fenwick, as well as a selection of international stockists.
Contact Awon at email@example.com for appointments.