Victoria Brown

181 Main Road, Emsworth, West Sussex PO10 8EZ

Victoria Brown

Straw and felt hats for all occasions or for everyday pleasure. Jewellery inspired by textiles in silver and vintage materials.

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Personal Statement

My hats are witty and beautifully crafted. I work to commission, making hats and headdresses that are the crowning glory for a special day. The jewellery is inspired by textiles; I use wood, silver, vintage knitting needles and silver thimbles, to make unique earrings necklaces, bracelets and brooches. I trained at Goldsmiths, London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art. My felt and hats have been exhibited worldwide, from Pallant House, Chichester to America, Japan and Kazakhstan. I worked for the global fashion house Jean Muir, working closely with Miss Muir on each collection. The V&A museum acquired one of my hats for their fashion collection and I was also commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers to make a hat for the Queen. My hats bring a smile, a sense of confidence and a feeling of joy to those who wear them. Sometimes a quietly eccentric hat, understated yet unique, simple yet complex - these are vintage hats for modern heads.

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