The Millinery Collective was founded by designers Louise Pollock of Louise Georgette Millinery and Anne-Sophie Dallison of Miss Mirshka Millinery. Louise and Sophie met whilst studying millinery design at Kensington and Chelsea College and their respective labels feature British handmade original hats and headpieces.
Originally trained in Textile Design and Printing at Sydney's prestigious Fashion Design Studio Ultimo college, Louise brings a keen eye for print, colour and composition to her millinery. Addicted to all things theatrical, Sophie brings creative flare with a strong foundation in Marketing. Both ladies have extensive experience in retail management in fashion, giving them a clear appreciation of the needs of their customers.
Sophie enjoyed great commercial success as Sales Manager at Herald and Heart (Fulham Road, London) and felt particularly inspired when bringing together like-minded Milliners to showcase their hats for special events, such as the store's Royal Ascot Emporium. Louise and Sophie realised they not only had a mutual admiration of each other's work, but also a shared desire to support other up-and-coming designers.
Louise and Sophie formalised their collaboration and The Millinery Collective was born.