New collection from Holly Young Millinery

Article Published: Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 - 7:42pm

Cornwall-based milliner, Holly Young, has unveiled her new collection - and, as these images reveal, it couldn't be more showstopping. A meeting with her first millinery tutor, Susie Hopkins from London College of Fashion, during a recent trip to the capital proved incredibly fruitful. Drawing on the timeless techniques that Susie used throughout her career - beginning in the couture workrooms of Paris in the 1950s - Holly's collection bears a striking 1950s' influence, particularly in the shapes of the stunningly crafted hats.

The collection is also peppered with the hallmarks of other periods such as art deco and art nouveau. "These are my favourite periods and always appear in my work in some way," Holly explains. 'My aim is to take the best of fashions from the past and modernise them with different colours and materials to create a contemporary yet timeless look.'

From striking floral embellishments and sleek sculptural forms to her signature feather crowns, the pieces have been lovingly handcrafted from materials including translucent tulle, lightweight cotton organdie, crin, silk, straw, peacock feathers and Swarovski crystals. A far cry from the fast fashion movement, Holly is confident that her classic designs will stand the test of time and be wearable for years to come.

Holly's creations are now garnering global attention with orders coming in from as far as Australia and the US - but local brides and mothers can enjoy her personal attention and bespoke service directly from her studio in Princes House, Truro.


Photography Jo Clement, Enchanted Brides
Styling Elle Winsor Grime, Inspire Hire
Make-up Natasha Flower
Hair Joanne Innis, Gold Bird Hair Design
Models Zoe Tresise, Lucy Morley
Black cocktail dress The Vor Store
Black and white lace gowns Claire Pettibone, The Bridal House of Cornwall