Awon Golding Millinery, has recently launched an exquisite bridal collection inspired by 70s glamour and the iconic style of Bianca Jagger. Using sumptuous fabrics and feathers and traditional techniques creating stunning bridal accessories for the modern bride.
An award-winning London-based milliner, Awon Golding had spent a diverse youth in India, Hong Kong and England. She draws on her multicultural heritage to inspire dynamic headpieces. Working with bold shapes to create dramatic silhouettes, 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 arrived in 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.
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 Fortnum & Mason, as well as a selection of international stockists.