holly07[1]Holly Young is a Cornish-based hat designer, specialising in contemporary, bespoke millinery for weddings, fashion and special events. Her work incorporates an informed knowledge of modern and period hat design with her own acute sense of detail and beauty, allowing her to create unique, daintily elegant hats, fascinators and headbands.

Graduating in Costume Design for the Performing Arts from the London College of Fashion in 2006, Holly lived and worked in London for five years before moving back to Cornwall, where she grew up. She has worked with the English National Opera, London-based avant-garde milliner Justin Smith and world-renowned milliner Philip Treacy, working on hats for Paris Couture Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and top celebrities.

If you are visiting Cornwall, this is great chance to unwind and have a go at learning a creative skill. The picturesque setting of the Old Bakery Studios, a 200 year old building on the water’s edge, is a rabbit warren of 30 artists and designer maker’s studios where Holly takes her commissions and runs her workshops. Holly’s studio is a five minute walk from the UK’s largest fabric and haberdashery store Truro Fabrics, a visit here is a must if you are in the county. Call up to enquire about the next workshop or book a group session for you and your friends. Holly also takes private tutorials, which you can tailor specifically to your requirements.

Enquiries: 07968 783320 / hollyyounghats@live.co.uk