Classical and contemporary hat creations
Sarah Lomax and Rachel Skinner have been making hats for over 20 years since serving their apprenticeships together with Frederick Fox, the Queen’s milliner.
They have worked for many leading milliners and theatrical costumiers including Rachel’s own label – Rachel Skinner Millinery – which she ran from her shop in Primrose Hill.
Rachel’s designs were regularly featured in magazines such as Vogue, Tatler, Harpers & Queen and Elle, and she created memorable pieces for members of the Royal Family and for some of the world’s most influential fashion icons and stars including Kate Moss, Mick Jagger and Gwen Stefani. Her creations were shown at London and Paris Fashion Weeks, and have been stocked by exclusive fashion retailers in London, New York and the Far East.
Lomax & Skinner, the pair’s new 2013 venture, is a partnership based on a shared love of fashion and design and a long established friendship. They design and create couture and bespoke millinery for weddings, race meetings, parties and society events throughout the season, as well as undertaking commissions for other exclusive occasions.
We believe that having a Lomax & Skinner hat made for a special occasion, or even just for a treat, should be a pleasurable experience from start to finish. From your first visit to our studio, to collecting your finished hat in one of our beautiful custom-made boxes, we want you to enjoy the process as much as we do.
Whatever the reason you are having a hat made, for a wedding, a party, or a day at the races, we will work with you to create something special that you will love.
We like to ask for a minimum of 6 weeks from the start of the design process to the finish, particularly during our busy period of May to September. However, we can always squeeze in some last minute orders on a shorter timescale, so if you have left it late, don’t despair!