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The boater has its roots in formalwear at sporting events during the British summer social season. With its exaggerated brim and crown, the Charleston is designed to be worn all-summer long. Finished with an oversized navy-and-gold band for a chic flourish.
A dashing wide-brimmed hat that’s all the more beautiful for its deliberately dishevelled appearance. Inspired by Vita Sackville West’s grand gardens at Sissinghurst after a tempest, the hand-stitched, black parabuntal straw and silk-gazar peony are crumpled, as if diminished by rain. A sleek grosgrain ribbon adds flourish to this elegant design, crafted by Prudence, Lock Couture’s esteemed new milliner.
A dashing wide-brimmed hat that’s all the more beautiful for its deliberately dishevelled appearance. Inspired by Vita Sackville West’s grand gardens at Sissinghurst after a tempest, the hand-stitched, storm-blue parabuntal straw and silk-gazar peony are crumpled, as if diminished by rain. A sleek grosgrain ribbon adds flourish to this elegant design, crafted by Prudence, Lock Couture’s esteemed new milliner.
With its sweeping rollback brim, this asymmetric parabuntal straw hat owes its striking silhouette to a wooden block that once belonged to the Queen Mother. In deepest ebony and embellished with a softly wilting silk rose, it is created by Prudence, Lock Couture’s esteemed new milliner, who drew on the storm-ravaged gardens at Sissinghurst, Vita Sackville West’s country retreat, for inspiration.
For her inaugural spring/summer 2017 collection, Lock Couture’s revered new milliner Prudence pays tribute to our heritage with an homage to our iconic Coke hat. Crafted from Italian straw that has been hand-stitched and finished with a silk-gazar rose, this dashing hat also riffs on those worn by ‘cholitas’, indigenous women of Bolivia famed for their distinctive style.
Drawing on the debonair Vita Sackville West and her majestic gardens at Sissinghurst for inspiration, this chic hat is crafted from hand-stitched parabuntal straw, and finished with lustrous silk-gazar flowers and a grosgrain ribbon. Crafted by Prudence, Lock Couture’s revered new designer, wear it tilted chicly to the side.
The tempest-tossed gardens of Sissinghurst, country idyll of Vita Sackville West, inspired this dramatic headpiece. Fashioned from a trio of Italian silks – organza, taffeta and gazar – that have been hand-dyed to look storm-washed, peonies and roses garland the black grosgrain hairband. Created by Prudence, Lock Couture’s revered new milliner, wear the silk-tulle veil down, chicly skimming the eye.
Composed from sumptuous ebony Italian silk organza and lined in silk gazar, this elegant oversized hat is inspired by the gardens of Sissinghurst, the country estate of Vita Sackville West, on a stormy day. Deliberately crushed, as if caught in gales, it is meticulously crafted by esteemed milliner Prudence, Lock Couture’s new designer.
Tiers of sage silk taffeta and blush silk organza and gazar twist and twine in this standout floral headpiece, inspired by the storm-wrecked gardens of Sissinghurst, Vita Sackville West’s country retreat. The beautifully elaborate design has been tempered with rough-cut taffeta to give it a modern feel. Crafted by Prudence, Lock Couture’s revered new milliner, it is the showpiece of the season.
Echoing the trend for pillbox hats this season, this piece has been handmade by Sylvia Fletcher. Crafted from satin, this square hat sits on the back of the head and features a neat, ebony bow at reverse.
Following on from the success of the Lion Tamer, the Jess is Sylvia Fletcher's refreshing update on the style. Handcrafted from black sinamay, the sculptural piece is perfect for summer weddings and race days.
A stunning perching hat designed by Sylvia Fletcher for Spring/Summer 2017. Sculpted from cream sinamay, the teardrop-shape piece has a contrast black overlay and is finished with a striking black satin bow at the back.
Designed by Sylvia Fletcher is neatly hug the wearer's head, this conical design is a striking piece for race days and summer weddings. Crafted from sinamay, the hat features a scalloped edge and twisted ostrich feather curl.
Handcrafted by Sylvia Fletcher, the Emily hat is a refreshing take on the traditional boater. The piece is incredibly light to wear thanks to its sinamay construction and is finished with a striking, oversized flower on the side.
Designed by our resident milliner Sylvia Fletcher, the Lion Tamer is a signature style in our Couture collection. Hand-sculpted from layers of dyed ebony sinamay and finished with a simple ostrich feather, it elegantly frames the face.
A supremely stylish head-piece that is perfect for summer race days. Crafted from lavender pedal-straw, the hat sits elegantly on the side of the head and features a cluster of straw curls at the back of the hat.
The latest addition to our Panamas comes with a homespun beauty, thanks to its raw-edged, knotted band. Unfussy yet polished, the Firle has style and substance – it is woven from Ecuadorean toquilla palm, which is both lightweight and durable in the summer heat.
A chic jade and navy-striped silk ribbon refreshes the classic Panama. Woven from the toquilla palm, which is native to Ecuador, the birthplace of the Panama, the Berwick is lightweight enough for travel and durable enough for the heat, making it the ultimate summer hat.
A lavender and navy-striped silk ribbon gives the traditional Panama a dashing twist. Woven from toquilla straw by artisans in Ecuador, the birthplace of the Panama, the Berwick is both lightweight and durable in the summer heat.
The Panama has long been held as one of summer’s chicest accessories. With its dramatic wide brim and circular crown, finished with a minimalist sky-blue band, the Lewes is a sleek addition to this season’s wardrobe. Crafted from toquilla straw from Ecuador, the trademark of authentic Panamas, it’s perfect for the summer sun.
Based on the best-selling winter style, the Portobello, the teardrop crown Whitstable panama is a beautiful and elegant summer alternative. The piece is crafted from bleached toquilla palm, native to Ecuador, and finished with a chic blue band and butter-soft leather sweatband.
With its rising crown and relaxed brim, the Hastings is a contemporary take on the Panama. Woven from the finest toquilla palm from Ecuador, the hallmark of a true Panama, it is both lightweight and durable. Trimmed with dark navy ribbon for a chic monochrome finish, it’s an elegant solution for summer.
Based on the best-selling winter style, the Portobello, the teardrop crown Whitstable panama is a beautiful and elegant summer alternative. The piece is crafted from bleached toquilla palm, native to Ecuador, and finished with a smart ebony band and butter-soft leather sweatband.
One of our classic Panamas, the Sleuth has become a sartorial staple for summer. Handwoven by artisans in Ecuador over four months, the wide-brimmed fedora creates a dramatic and striking silhouette. It is finished with a dashing grosgrain trim and cooling cotton headband.
Our centuries-honed expertise in men's Panamas has been channelled into the stylish women's St. Lucia Panama. It bears all the hallmarks of the classic style, but has been given a contemporary feel with a centre-dent on the crown and a tonal ribbon.
Master the art of packing with the Clemence, a travel-friendly hat that ingeniously rolls up to save space in your suitcase. Made from 100% silk, the bucket hat features a wider brim than its sister, the Brigitte.
Designed as the women's equivalent of the men's straw boater, the Fleur has been inspired by the iconic Margaux Hemingway. Woven from stiff golden straw, the hat has been finished with a smart, wide ebony Petersham band.
Taking inspiration from the 90's, the Henley boater is high-fashion statement. Crafted from ebony braid straw, the hat can be worn straight on the head or alternatively worn on the side at an angle. The inside of the piece features an elasticated trim and cap to ensure it stays on the wearer's head.
A neat, little beret-inspired hat crafted from peachbloom felt and blocked to give a domed effect. The hat looks très chic worn towards the back of the head or can also be worn on the side and secured with a hair elastic.
A neat, little beret-inspired hat crafted from leopard print, peachbloom felt and blocked to give a domed effect. The hat looks très chic worn towards the back of the head or can also be worn on the side and secured with a hair elastic.
A neat, little beret-inspired hat crafted from cheetah print, peachbloom felt and blocked to give a domed effect. The hat looks très chic worn towards the back of the head or can also be worn on the side and secured with a hair elastic.
Crafted from 100% rabbit fur felt, this 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' hat is a style saviour. The stunning, lipped drop-brim and wide Petersham band make this hat a real classic which is perfect for dressier social engagements.
A wide-brimmed, fur felt fedora that packs a serious fashion punch this autumn/winter. Crafted on a wooden block, the velvet-touch hat features a teardrop crown and grosgrain trim complete with a neat double-bow at the back. The hat is finished with a white lining and embossed leather headband for a comfortable fit.
A super-stylish fedora that packs a serious fashion punch. The exaggerated, wide-brim and teardrop crown make this unisex piece the perfect Spring accessory. The fedora is crafted from lightweight rabbit fur felt and is finished inside with a leather sweatband.
A new shape for the autumn/winter, the Calder trilby is crafted from soft rabbit fur felt. No detail has been spared on this style with it's comfortable, Petersham sweatband and frayed edge band and bow.
Made from rabbit felt treated to give a luxurious velour finish, the Quirky is a style statement for autumn. The open-crowned, medium-brimmed hat is finished with a classic wide Petersham band and bow.
One of the undisputed heroines of the women's collection, the Dick Tracy fedora exudes effortless elegance. The iconic style features a longer brim at the front and a turn-up at the back, giving it a distinctive silhouette. Crafted from soft rabbit felt and finished with a Petersham band, the Dick Tracy is a covetable classic.
A lightweight fur felt fedora that is perfect for transitional dressing. The beautifully crafted hat is available in a soft stone or smoke and features a whipped edge on the brim - this stops the hat from distorting whilst wearing or if it gets caught in a shower. The fedora is fully lined and is finished with a buttery soft leather sweatband.
Forgo your umbrella in favour of our wide-brimmed rain hat. Lightweight and waterproof, it's the chicest armour for downcast days. Crafted from Gore-Tex, the hat features hardy stitching on the brim to help it maintain its shape and an adjustable pull-toggle.
Handmade in the UK by fur specialists Gushlow & Cole, the Derbyshire is a sumptuously warm and luxurious hat for the autumn/winter. Crafted from merino sheepskin the silver-grey hat features a cuffed brim for added style points.
Loosely based on the men's tweed cap, the women's fox deerstalker is the ultimate in fur hats. Made from suede with a fur front and ear flaps, the hat is fully lined and has been treated to be showerproof.