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Rose Collins

Milliner

Introducing

Having stumbled upon millinery by chance whilst searching for ways to revive damaged hats for her overseas bridal boutique in Zimbabwe in 2014, Rose attended a 2 hour workshop with Rose Corie - the late Queen Mother’s milliner.  Ms Corie then encouraged Rose to stay the rest of the day and try her hand at making a fascinator, Rose immediately got hooked and ended up signing up for a beginner’s workshop.  She has subsequently trained with other top milliners in the UK, France and Australia.  She is fast becoming a force to reckon within the trade.

Rose takes immense pride in creating bespoke luxury handcrafted special occasion headwear for individual clients such as Mothers of Brides and Grooms, Brides and Ladies going to the Races.  She also creates felt and straw fedoras, trilby’s and panamas for men and women.

Her professional accolades to date include:

·      Making hats for the West End Musical Pretty Woman

·      Collaboration with Vogue UK providing hats for photoshoots in the UK and Paris

·      Milliner of Choice for Alton Towers themed nights

·      Creating hats for the Housewives of Cheshire Royal Ascot at Home event in 2020

Rose seeks to modernise millinery by using bold colours with a mix of contemporary materials such as fish leather and latex whilst continuing to use traditional materials like sinamay and felt - creating headwear that is both progressive and desirable. She also takes inspiration from her African heritage by using Ankara Fabric (a 100% waxed cotton material which has bold and brightly coloured patterns associated with West African traditional wear).


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