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Language SkillsEnglish

Profession Award-winning Milliner

Skills and areas of interestMillinery, Art and Design, fashion.

Short BiographyAwon Golding is a Hong Kong-born milliner who has spent an eclectic youth in India, Hong Kong and England. Working as a fashion writer and magazine editor in Hong Kong, she eventually decamped to London to pursue her dream of millinery. After an apprenticeship with renowned London milliner Edwina Ibbotson, she went on to receive a Distinction in Millinery from the Kensington and Chelsea College. A job designing hats and soft accessories for high street giants Topshop and River Island followed, after which Awon decided to set up her own label. Her flair and creative talent were recognised by The Honourable Feltmaker’s Guild, who awarded her first prize at its annual millinery competition in 2010, and she recently won the Industry Prize at the Hat Designer of the Year competition 2013 for her collection inspired by the Queen of Bhutan. She creates two seasonal collections a year – Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter - and private commissions for a wide range of customers. Her SS14 collection is available for purchase at London’s prestigious design emporium, Liberty.