Handcrafted in England
Bespoke and Ready-to-Wear Millinery
Laura Cathcart has established herself as one of the country's top Society milliners with timeless Summer and Winter collections of hats and headpieces. She offers both a bespoke and ready-to-wear service for hats and headpieces for Weddings, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Race Meetings, Christenings and other special occasions.
Brought up in Norfolk, from a racing family, Laura now has her workshop in a converted Coach House near Bridgnorth, Shropshire which she shares with her two pugs.
Appointments can be made in London - please see the Events page for a selection of forthcoming dates.
Alternatively, appointments can of course be made to visit Laura in her studio in Shropshire.
All hand-stitching is done in Laura's Shropshire studio. She trained at the London College of Fashion and also as an interior designer with Colefax and Fowler in Mayfair where she developed her eye for beautiful fabrics and unique designs. After learning her craft working for milliner Gina Foster, Laura set up her own boutique in 2011.
Laura has been profiled in various magazines and her hats appear regularly in fashion shoots, including Sunday Times Style and YOU magazine (see Press). Laura has also appeared on TV and radio as a fashion stylist and commentator. Her clients include many well-known individuals from the worlds of royalty, film, theatre, racing, business, Society and fashion.
In 2018, specially commissioned hats were worn by members of the Romanoff family in St Petersburg for the 100th anniverary memorial of the death of the last Tsar. Laura's hats are always chic and distinctive at race meetings, weddings and special occasions all year.
Laura collaborates with luxury brands and festivals to create distinctive and unique pieces for shop windows, race meetings and special corporate events. These collaborations include being selected as an official milliner for Royal Ascot in 2016 as part of the Royal Ascot Millinery Collective and collaborations with Charbonnel et Walker, Fortnum & Mason and Veuve Clicquot.
Laura has worked with fashion brands and designers including Amanda Wakeley, Beulah and Grace Wales Bonner.
Her two brand ambassadors are the English actresses Georgina Rylance and Charlotte Radford. Georgina’s last film was with Brad Pitt and Charlotte's latest project is with Al Pacino. Laura’s hats have appeared in transatlantic TV dramas (such as worn by Elizabeth Hurley in The Royals) and on the stage. She can produce hats suitable for any costume drama or historical period, from Elizabethan to Edwardian.
Laura specialises in bespoke hand made hats for Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Racing Hats and Bridal Headpieces for special events.
Laura also has a range of black and midnight blue memorial hats (see Requiem Range) and headpieces for funerals, memorial services and military occasions.
To contact me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will call you back as soon as possible.
Lady Laura Cathcart