CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Surrey Life today CLICK HERE

Ahead of the curve with Farnham’s Beverley Edmondson Millinery - Surrey Creations

PUBLISHED: 09:21 07 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:51 07 June 2016

Ahead of the curve with Farnham’s Beverley Edmondson Millinery

Ahead of the curve with Farnham’s Beverley Edmondson Millinery

Philip Traill

From the craft town of Farnham, the beautiful head-wear creations of Beverley Edmondson are finding their way to the very forefront of fashion

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine April 2016

***

If you’re a regular at Ascot or Epsom’s ladies’ days, then the chances are you’ll have seen one of Beverley Edmondson Millinery’s stunning headpieces – and they’re all created in the craft town of Farnham.

“I first got into millinery when I completed work experience at Angels Costumiers in London,” says Beverley. “I went into the millinery department after finding out that stitching buttons onto hundreds of extras’ suits was not the most of riveting work!

“Once there, I was immediately intrigued by the forming of three-dimensional shapes from quite everyday materials. I also became fascinated by how much a hat, or at least the right hat, gives a person a whole new persona, character and confidence.”

Since 2008, her own creations have been making their way onto the heads of the great and the good, and last year she was nominated as one of only six finalists nationwide for Niche Fashion Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Drapers Independents Awards.

“I really believe the personal service we offer is unrivalled,” says Beverley. “Yes, we have a small retail shop and it can get very busy and jostled at times, but every hat is designed around the individual we are making it for. We take into account not only the customer’s desires, but their personality, stature, insecurities, confidences, the event, the dress code and their outfit.”

As well as this attention to detail and tradition, Beverley also has one eye firmly on the future…

“I’m hugely excited by new materials and technologies in millinery, from laser-cutting to thermoplastics and 3D printing,” she says. “They open up the world of millinery to endless possibilities. If only I had more time to explore and develop them further than I have been able to so far!”

And what does the future hold then for Beverley Edmondson Millinery? Well, they’re currently expanding, both in the boutique and externally, with their first full-time retail manager allowing Beverley the chance to focus on her wholesale ranges, as well as snagging some key retailers to stock her brand.

So, one way or another, they’re aiming to stay very much ahead of the crowd – quite literally...

• Beverley Edmondson Millinery, 27b The Borough, Farnham GU9 7NJ. Tel: 01252 715039. Web: beverleyedmondson.co.uk

Need to know: Surrey Creations is a series by local photographer, Philip Traill, exploring people in their work environment, capturing the characters and what they do in a single image. You can contact Philip by e-mailing him at: philip@traillphotography.com

***

The Surrey Creations series:

The art of the ironmonger with Haslemere’s Oliver Russell

Soul music from South Godstone’s Pilgrim Harps

Gin is just the tonic from Silent Pool Distillers

On the tiles with Hambledon’s Froyle Tiles

Surrey Hills Brewery creates beer at the heart of a vineyard

Traditional woodwork and musical instruments from Bramley’s Green Wood Works

Making motoring icons with GRE Classics in Lower Kingswood

Stonecarving in Windlesham with Simon Keeley

On a plate with Grayshott Stoneware

Making cheese with Norbury Blue

Through the looking glass with West Horsley artist Adam Aaronson

 

More from Surrey Life

11:37

Great things to do in Surrey this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Read more
00:00

As the twilight falls, the magic begins… There’s something for everyone at Christmas at Kew – and we’re giving you the chance to win one of five family tickets for two adults and two children to the Preview Night of Christmas at Kew on Wednesday 21 November 2018

Read more
Friday, October 12, 2018

We round up 10 of the most beautiful photos of Surrey shared on Instagram this week…

Read more
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Home to outstanding architecture, ambitious community projects and arts ventures that are putting these villages firmly on the map, East and West Horsley are among our county’s most desirable addresses

Read more
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wrap up in your favourite coat and scarf, grab your sparklers and a warming drink, and enjoy one of these fantastic firework displays taking place in Surrey for bonfire night

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Good table manners have long been a source of national pride but in this modern age of social media are our longstanding traditions being left behind? Rebecca Younger visits the stately Beaverbrook estate for a lesson in British etiquette

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Whether you're looking for fine dining, pub grub or exotic dishes, eating out in Surrey has something for everyone. Here's our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The spookiest time of the year is fast approaching! We pick some of the best events to celebrate Halloween in Surrey

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

From well kept secrets, to chilled out locations, Redhill is a good spot for a bite to eat. We round up some of the best restaurants…

Read more
Monday, October 8, 2018

From October 11 to 14, the great and the good of professional golf will tee up at Walton Health Golf Club for the 2018 British Masters. We shine a spotlight on the club as it ends an extraordinary year

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Lily James’ cinematic education has been overseen by a host of Hollywood’s most recognisable names; now, as she nears her 30th birthday, the Esher-born actress is looking to step out of her co-stars’ limelight and enjoy her leading role at the forefront of future British generations in Tinseltown

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

With beautiful countryside, stunning villages and plenty of bluebells during spring, Surrey is an amazing place for a stroll

Read more
Monday, October 1, 2018

We round up some of the best events and things to do across Surrey this month

Read more
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As we head into Autumn, the change in season is all around us. From the leaves on the trees turning burnt orange and fiery red, to dark mornings and nights bookending our days. As we put the clocks back an hour to battle the darkness, here’s some top tips on how you can keep your home warm and costs down this Autumn.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search