Ellie Vallerini is a couture milliner based in the beautiful seaside town of Hastings where she makes elegant hats and headdresses perfect for weddings, races and events. In recent years Ellie has also been designing and making timeless ready to wear collections for summer and winter.
Ellie’s designs show her love of colour, simplicity and style. Using traditional millinery techniques and a variety of materials, she makes each hat by hand creating an object of beauty and exquisite craftsmanship which, Ellie believes, adds to the magic of wearing a couture hat.
After gaining a BA Hons in Contemporary Crafts Ellie began her Millinery career in London with renowned milliners such as Edwina Ibottson and Piers Atkinson before being offered a post as Designer/Maker for Royal Milliner John Boyd in 2012.
Over the next six years she developed her millinery skills and worked closely with individual clients at the Knightsbridge atelier, designing the perfect hat for each customer to look and feel fabulous.
In addition to designing and making her own range of couture hats, Ellie also collaborates with stylists/designers on commissions for TV, film, music videos and theatre as well as some of London’s top tourist attractions.