London milliner Iona Montgomery's designer hats and headpieces reflect sculptural femininity and sophistication. Her delicate and luxurious headpieces are all hand-made by her in Britain and are perfect for race-goers seeking a dramatic hat for Royal Ascot or Henley, wedding guests wanting a couture headdress to complement their outfit or those looking for a statement party piece to stand head and shoulders above the rest. Current ready-to-wear collections are available to order and Iona offers a bespoke hat design service from her studio in Brixton, South West London.
London milliner Iona Montgomery makes beautiful and luxurious designer hats and headpieces. Each creation is delicately made by hand, using the finest materials and couture millinery techniques.
Current ready-to-wear collections are available to order and Iona offers a bespoke service where designs can be customised to match and complement specific outfits. Iona will personally oversee the whole process, from initial designs and fittings at her studio in Brixton, South West London, to production; ensuring a truly bespoke experience.
To book an appointment to discuss having a couture/bespoke piece made, please call or email us on +44 (0)7796 444 315 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure you have a hat in time for Ascot or Summer Weddings, we advise that you plan ahead and get in touch early to avoid disappointment. Please see our Ordering and Delivery page for further details. See here for help with Measurements and Sizing.
"Iona made me a gorgeous hat to wear to my daughter's wedding. I absolutely loved wearing it as it was so comfortable. I wasn't aware of wearing a hat at all! It made a statement, without overpowering me, it was everything I hoped for and very much admired."
"My hat was so beautifully made and it was an absolute hoy to be looked after by Iona who worked so quickly and efficiently. Wonderful attention to detail too."
Monty is founded on a desire to create a luxury hat brand that will inspire confidence in everyday life. While living in Paris, Iona Montgomery, designer and founder, was daily surrounded by incredible hats. These hats were essential accessories that should not be reserved for special occasions but to be worn everyday and to be treasured. Monty’s brand mission is to revive a sense of everyday style and to reflect the perfect balance between design and practicality. Each piece reflects the fusion between traditional hat styles and innovative design. Monty prioritises outstanding quality and craftsmanship. Each product is made from the highest quality of materials and is carefully hand finished in London. For general enquiries please email email@example.com
Zinka grey is a beautiful hand made boater, a very unique and popular style of fashion bloggers. It is featured here in a wonderful charcoal grey colour with an interchangeable light grey suede band and gold Monty buckle. This piece is made with the finest wool felt and is adorned with an interchangeable light grey coloured suede band and gold Monty buckle for a more refined and minimalist look. The interchangeable trim threads through the buckle and wraps delicately around the crown on the right hand side. Play around with the interchangeable suede bands in different colours to compliment any outfit. This piece is designed to perch on the back of the head and is secured by a comb at the front for added comfort. This hat is for everyday travellers and explorers and is perfect for festivals, races or to add a touch of glamour to your everyday style. Hat is hand finished in London and is available now. A bespoke silk lining can be made to add an extra touch of luxury.
Formal/Bespoke hats and headbands: 20-30 days
Monty Fedoras - 5 -10 days (depends on availability)
Turbans - 10 - 20 days
Please note that delivery times are on top of the time it takes to create the piece
These stylish turbans are available in a range of silks and linens. The collection consists of three varying styles made in sizes: Small (56cm), Medium (58cm) and Large (60cm), unless they are stated to be Limited Edition pieces. The turbans are perfect for all seasons and occasions and are small enough to slip into your pocket when on the go!
Inspired by Iona's time living in Paris, this stylish range of berets and 'baker-boy' hats are made using various navy and black surplus fabrics. The all have cotton linings and are perfect for all seasons. Current styles are available in size Small (56cm), however, each can be made-to-order in sizes; Medium (58cm) and Large (60cm). Either style can also be made bespoke in any colour of fabric for an additional fee. Designed and handmade in London.
Iona started millinery at a young age, attending short courses at London College of Fashion and gaining invaluable experience with society milliner Gina Foster whilst still at school. Despite her fascination in millinery, she went onto university to study French. While on her year abroad, Iona did a 10 month hat making internship at Maison Michel in Paris which not only increased her desire to continue millinery but also had a great impact on her style as a designer. After university, Iona worked for renowned milliner Philip Treacy before completing the prestigious HNC Millinery course at Kensington and Chelsea College. In 2013, Iona set up her own business and began working part time for Stephen Jones in his Model Millinery department, creating amazing pieces for designers and catwalk shows.
Iona now works full time running her own business and is a tutor on the same HNC millinery course at Kensington and Chelsea College, now Morley College.
These experiences have helped develop Iona’s classic yet quirky style which reflects both luxe and dark romanticism. Her hats and headdresses juxtapose traditional millinery techniques and innovative design. In each design, Iona adapts and transforms classic shapes and styles in order to create an organic sense of movement. It is this experimentation and sampling within each collection that allows Iona’s work to have not only a high quality finish, but also a unique aesthetic. ‘Sculptural femininity, Parisian sophistication’ is at the heart of Iona’s designs, representing ethereal luxury and delicate drama for the lady who wants to stand head and shoulders above the rest. All Iona’s hats and fascinators are hand-made by her and her current ready-to-wear collections are available to order. Designs can be customised to complement an outfit and Iona offers a bespoke millinery service from her studio in Brixton, South West London.