As milliner to the stars, Philip Treacy designs the most exclusive hats in the industry. So, it's no wonder you want to know where you can purchase some of his hat designs. His designs were photographed atop the heads of royalty and celebrities alike at the Royal Wedding, as well as mentioned on the best hat lists at the Kentucky Derby.
The designer began his career while he was studying fashion at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. In his spare time, Treacy made hats to accompany his designs for class and his hobby quickly turned into a passion. When his focus turned away from fashion to work solely on designing hats, Treacy went to work for London’s premiere milliner, Stephen Jones.
After returning to school in London to focus on designing hats, Philip Treacy landed himself in the good graces of Isabella Blow, style editor of Tatler magazine. After setting up shop in her basement, slaving over his genius creations through the dead of night, Treacy was summoned by Karl Lagerfield to work for Chanel, where he spent ten years developing his craft. Soon after, he won his first British Designer of the Year Award, and went on to win two more, as well as develop his own collection for the High Street. In 1994, Philip Treacy set up his own shop in the heart of London, where he served customers of all ages and backgrounds. His collections were featured each year in London’s prestigious Fashion Week, modeled by the likes of Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell.
Today, the latest Philip Treacy hats can be found for purchase in the designer’s boutiques, as well as specialty retailers. The designer even works on custom commissions for clients who are looking to distinguish themselves from the crowd of well-hatted women. The Luxury Emporium is one such online retailer that focuses on supplying Philip Treacy designs to customers. The highly sought-after creations range from the bold to the refined, and The Luxury Emporium carries a medley of styles. Ornate, architectural feats, such as Treacy’s swirly bow in lurex sinamay, which was designed to be worn on the side of the head, as a sparkly, gold attention-grabber, is one such standout hat that can be found at The Luxury Emporium.
For women who enjoy a more subtle nod to the designer’s genius, a simple Philip Treacy fedora is a must. Made in a chic ivory shade, in the most luxurious of fabrics, such a fedora is no everyday hat; it is the epitome of refined glamour. Or spice things up with a wide brimmed fuchsia number. An oval sweeping brim, with a buntal starburst is the perfect centerpiece to liven up a subdued ensemble.
The exclusivity of Philip Treacy designs, and the undying pomp and circumstance they exude make wearing any of the designer’s hats a memorable fashion moment. Carried only by specialty boutiques and by the designer himself, purchasing a Philip Treacy hat can be a process rivaled only by the price tag associated with the one-of-a-kind design.