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Millinery Open Studio

Millinery Open Studio

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Chloe Scrivener


Come and develop your Millinery skills over 8 weeks under the close guidance of the LCF Millinery tutor with a wealth of experience in industry.
Using our well-equipped Millinery studio in Lime Grove. You will work on your own projects, based on sketches you have made, and tears from magazines. You will be encouraged to experiment with different materials, make maquettes and prototypes for your final designs. Access to the wide range of wooden hat blocks and studio equipment will be on hand for you.

Basic materials will be provided, but please bring any materials or trims you would like to use with you for your project. During the first session you will be given guidance on what you will need to purchase in order to realise your ideas.

You will have the opportunity to

  • Further develop your own Millinery Style
  • Experiment with a variety of materials
  • Make maquettes and prototypes for your final designs
  • Receive one-to-one guidance from our specialist Millinery tutor
  • Have full use of our well-equipped studio


This course is ideal for those who have already taken our “Intro to Millinery” course or have equivalent experience. 

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.


Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tutor Description

Chloe Scrivener began her career with the Queen’s former milliner Philip Somerville. She then continued her training at Philip Treacy where she worked in both his London studio and assisted at haute couture shows in London, Paris and New York. In 2000 she began her own millinery business and quickly obtained commissions from a diverse range of clients including theEnglish National Opera where she created millinery for Antony Mingella’s Madam Butterfly. Recent projects have included commission from other milliners such as Bailey Tomlin and Piers Atkinson and teaching projects in conjunction with the Barbican’s Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion exhibition.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notebook and pen.

A felt and a Straw or Sinemay will be provided for your projects. 

Available dates