“ Sophie Beale really knows about the language of millinery; how hats fit on the head and the whole body. She has a great understanding of scale and subtlety. in fact her most subtle hats are the most magic. “
Stephen Jones OBE
Vibrant, captivating headpieces with a graceful delicacy that plays against a bold yet sensitively considered line. London based Sophie Beale Millinery is conceptual and innovative, yet flattering and sophisticated. Beautifully hand crafted from start to finish for the chic woman who appreciates flair without fuss. Named Britain’s hottest new milliner in 2012, Sophie Beale has won multiple awards including the British Fashion Council and Grazia magazine’s national Hat Factor competition. Judges including leading milliners Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones selected the brand from over 100 designers to join a celebration of Britain’s finest millinery in association with the Olympics.
The brand has exhibited five seasonal collections at London Fashion Week as part of Headonism, an initiative supporting the nation’s most unique millinery talent, curated by Stephen Jones OBE and the British Fashion Council. Sophie was also selected to join the Royal Ascot Millinery Collective 2017 in association with Fenwick.
Sophie Beale Millinery is sold internationally with a growing list of high profile clients and press coverage, including the cover of Royal Ascot’s Style Guide, Vogue.com and appearances on Channel 4 as a millinery expert in the lead up to Ascot 2015. Having worked with a selection of iconic milliners including the innovative Noel Stewart and world renowned Philip Treacy, Sophie became couture milliner at Stephen Jones before launching her own brand. Her training includes the highly regarded HNC Millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College, where she now teaches, and study with the Royal Milliner Rose Cory. Bespoke commissions and collaborations available.