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Sophie Beale

Sophie Beale Milliner
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Hours:
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Phone:
+44 7855027468
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Creative hat maker with a unique style

  • • Sophie Beale started out making hats from her bedroom
  • • Her hats look minimal but are complicated to make
  • • She won the Hat Factor competition in 2012

Growing up, Sophie Beale was always passionate about creativity. She chose to study costume design at university, and always made a hat for each outfit she designed, but it wasn’t until after graduating that she realised she could entirely dedicate herself to millinery. She decided to take a millinery course at Kensington and Chelsea College to learn more about hat design in a professional context, and she credits this experience with helping her develop her own ideas and design aesthetic. She went on to work with acclaimed British milliner Stephen Jones before launching her own brand, which saw her named Britain’s ‘hottest new milliner’ in 2012.

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Works

  • © Sophie Beale
  • © Sophie Beale
  • © Sophie Beale
  • © Sophie Beale
Photo: © Sophie Beale
Soliel Dress Visor

This transparent visor headpiece with rose pattern inlay is from Sophie Beale’s Spring / Summer 2016 Sundown Solitaire collection.

Sophie Beale Milliner
Photo: © Sophie Beale
le'ete' percher

This percher hat with twisted silk rose and tonal acetate casing on straw base is from Sophie Beale’s Spring / Summer 2016 Sundown Solitaire collection.

Sophie Beale Milliner
Photo: © Sophie Beale
Folded Glass Fedora

This wide 'east-west' brimmed fedora hat with tailored fold over trim is part of Sophie Beale’s Spring / Summer 2015 New Natural collection.

Sophie Beale Milliner
Photo: © Sophie Beale
Gypsophila Visor

This visor, which contrasts materials with pressed suspended flowers, is part of Sophie Beale’s Spring / Summer 2015 New Natural collection.

Sophie Beale Milliner

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