MEET OUR HEAD MILLINERY DESIGNER

Awon draws on her multicultural heritage and experience of living in a variety of different countries to design dynamic headpieces.

Awon brings a wealth of experience in the millinery industry and her creative talent was recognised by the British Fashion Council when she was invited to present at London Fashion Week. She counts the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga, and Kylie Minogue among her clients and is known for her unique and beautiful headpieces and hats that are modern and inspired by catwalk trends. Working with bold shapes to create dramatic silhouettes, each piece is handcrafted in the shop, incorporating traditional and unconventional materials and techniques.

“IT IS AN ABSOLUTE HONOUR TO BE HEADING UP THE MILLINERY DEPARTMENT AT LOCK & CO. HATTERS. THE BRAND IS AN INCREDIBLE BRITISH HERITAGE BRAND SYNONYMOUS WITH QUALITY AND CRAFTMANSHIP.... I HAVE REACHED BACK INTO THE ARCHIVES AND BREATHED NEW LIFE INTO CLASSIC LOCK & CO. SHAPES, WHILST ALSO ADDING MY OWN MODERN AESTHETIC.”

AWON GOLDING, HEAD MILLINERY DESIGNER

BEHIND THE SCENES

BAJA PILBOX


This Beret Pillbox style has a Beautiful pedal straw braid base and a Duchess satin bow secured with two brooch backs, making it an ideal summer accompaniment for the summer season.

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KALAHARI BOATER

This wide-brim pedal straw boater with galloon ribbon chin ties, velvet ribbon bow, and vintage daisy millinery flower detailing is perfect for styling with a summer dress or suit.

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OASIS

Oasis is a unique one-off piece; a luxurious couture tulle-draped wire frame conical-shaped hat covered with rare vintage poppies and featuring oversized dupion silk under-chin ties.

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SONORA HEADBAND

Steal the show with this luxuriously crafted Dupion silk covered blocked headband with matching handmade silk rose spray and draped veiling is available in pink, blue, and silver.

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MOJAVE PICTURE HAT

This wide-brim hat is the perfect accompaniment to the summer races at Royal Ascot and is available in pink, cornflower blue, and ivory. 

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VICTORIA BERET

The Victoria beret is a statement piece crafted from parasisal straw and finished with a vintage daisy-speckled veil.

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SAHARA PANAMA BASEBALL CAP


This Panama straw baseball cap has an adjustable head fitting and a striking abstract leaf and citrus fruit cotton poplin fabric draped at the back in a feminine bow.

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YUMA PILLBOX


The Yuma Pillbox hat is an ivory-coloured vintage flower-covered tulle-draped blocked pedal straw pillbox with a duchess satin bow at the front. 

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TANAMI HEADBAND


The Tanami headband is a perfectly handcrafted woven raffia-covered wide headband with a Petersham-ribbon bow and artificial pearl and crystal star pin detailing. 

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NEVADA BOATER


This women’s boater in black or tobacco handcrafted from pedal straw with teased sinamay, and metallic rope tied into a bow is a perfect addition to your spring and summer wardrobe.

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SIERRA BERET


The Sierra beret is crafted from parasisal straw with a hand-shaped bow and mini vintage flower detailing, making it the perfect summer couture percher hat for women.

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MONTROSE HEADBAND


The Montrose Headband features lustrous grosgrain and tulle bows all
set on a silk covered headband.

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MIRAGE PICTURE HAT


This oversized statement sinamay picture hat in black and white is crafted with an asymmetric crown and an elaborate silk bow with a silk taffeta brim-edge trim. 

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BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Should you wish to discuss ordering one of our couture pieces with specific alterations, such as colour changes, please get in touch. For a face-to-face session with one of our stylists, please book an appointment to come into the shop to discuss your needs or, alternatively, book a video appointment.

LOOKBOOK

For every special occasion, from Royal Ascot to an elegant evening event, Lock Couture has a handcrafted headpiece perfect for you.

  • Cocktail Party
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    You'll turn heads at your next cocktail soirée with one of our strikingly beautiful couture hats, headbands, or fascinators. Modern and inspired by the catwalk, choose a handcrafted piece to accent an elegant dress or trouser suit.

  • Races
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    A day at the races, and Royal Ascot in particular, is taken to a new level with one of our dynamic headpieces. Bold shapes create dramatic silhouettes in a range of rich colours that invite you to stand out from the crowd.

  • Wedding
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    Your wedding dress is undeniably the most striking part of your wedding day look, but the right veil, bow, or hat can pull your entire ensemble together. The Lock & Co. Wedding Collection, created in-house by our award-winning millinery designer, Awon Golding, combines tradition with fashion-forward designs to complete your day wedding look.

  • Garden Party
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    All eyes will be on you at your next Garden Party with one of our elegant or bold couture hats. Whatever your look, we have the perfect selection of handcrafted hats and fascinators to complement your day dress or trouser suit.