A British milliner best known for the hats she creates for the Queen, in 2014 Rachel was granted a Royal Warrant. Each piece of headwear produced is handmade and Rachel is renowned for her beautiful handwork, timeless designs and stunning quality.
Rachel has built a thriving and successful business which operates from her 17th century atelier in London St James's where she delivers private client commissions. Her mission is to provide her clients with the perfect hat or headpiece. She is renowned for her beautiful handwork and design resulting in the glamorous, feminine elegance on which she has built her reputation. Her success arises from a passion for her craft, and an understanding of the balance required for a hat to flatter and finish an outfit.
Rachel and her team have created a millinery business not only celebrating that craftsmanship but offering unrivalled customer service which has attracted a wide and discerning client list. Rachel is a liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers.
Rachel collaborates with many respected designers such as Caroline Charles, Stewart Parvin, Bruce Oldfield, Neil Cunningham and Ulrich Engler, designing millinery to complement their collections.
In 2014 Rachel was granted The Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen. Since 2006, HM The Queen has worn Rachel’s hats on many high profile occasions: Royal Ascot, Her 80th birthday celebrations at St Paul’s, Her Diamond Wedding celebration at Westminster Abbey, meeting George Bush in Washington, to name but a few. Rachel also designs hats for other members of the Royal family.
Over the years Rachel has provided many of London's top fashion retailers with beautiful and contemporary designs: these include Harrods and Selfridges, where she is a consistent customer favourite. She also supplies boutiques across the U.K and Ireland as well as exporting to the US and Japan.
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