About Us

Annabel Allen Millinery offers a unique range of beautifully hand-crafted hats and headpieces, each created in Annabel’s Bristol studio.  Annabel uses traditional millinery techniques to transform the finest quality materials into highly elegant, original and easy to wear statement pieces.

After training as a pattern cutter under the Saville Row Apprenticeship Scheme in London in 2007 Annabel embarked upon an early career in the fashion industry, working for brands such as Pringle of Scotland, Temperley London and The Gucci Group.

It was not until moving to Sydney in 2010 that Annabel was introduced to millinery- a discipline that allowed her to combine traditional tailoring skills with highly intricate and imaginative design concepts.

Upon returning to the UK and moving to Bristol in 2013 Annabel continued her millinery training under the accomplished Theatrical Milliner Ani Stafford-Townsend at the Milliners’ Guild, whilst also setting up Annabel Allen Millinery.