“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 has spent an eclectic youth in India, Hong Kong and England. She draws on her multicultural heritage to inspire fun, feminine hats and headpieces for modern women. Each piece is handcrafted in her London studio incorporating modern materials and traditional techniques.
Working 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 flair and creative talent were recognised by The Honourable Feltmaker’s Guild, who awarded her first prize at its annual millinery competition in 2010, and secured the Industry Prize in the Hat Designer of the Year competition 2013 for her collection inspired by the Queen of Bhutan. Awon was selected by world renowned milliner Stephen Jones and the British Fashion Council to showcase as part of Headonism, a platform for the UK’s finest up-and-coming millinery talent at London Fashion Week. This Autumn sees Awon make her UK television debut on the new BBC2 prime time show, Handmade in Britain.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments.