The Edinburgh Hat Studio
From the Edinburgh Hat Studio, award-nominated Scottish milliner and hat maker Sally-Ann Provan creates bespoke handmade hats, headpieces, handbags & bridal millinery for weddings (the bride, her family & guests), Royal Ascot, Henley Royal Regatta, investitures, Royal garden parties, special occasions, stage & screen.
Her clients are based in Scotland, the UK , and around the World. You can also shop from her ready-to-wear collections at the Edinburgh showroom/studio/shop (By Appointment Only), or here in her online boutique for that special piece - available in any colour to suit all tastes and occasions, and compliment all skin tones. Pieces can be shipped worldwide.
Sally showed for two seasons at London Fashion Week in her own catwalk show, and her work and inspirations are featured in three books - " #Onward!" by Gordon Millar, "Handmade In Britain" by Piyush Suri, and A Girl's Guide to Vintage" by Lynne McCrossan. She is also featured in the main film in the 'Fashion and Style' gallery at the National Museums of Scotland. She created a headpiece which was shown in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery as part of the stunning 'Beauty By Design' exhibition, which ran from Nov 2014 until May 2015.
After her BA Hons degree in jewellery, Sally dallied a while in paper conservation and museum sculpture, before nurturing her passion for hats and accessories with comprehensive millinery training in London. Amongst others, she has trained under the late Queen Mother's milliner and with The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. She was one of 100 top British design business selected to exhibit at 'UK Now' in Australia, and in November 2012 Sally showed at the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
She also creates headwear for opera, ballet, and theatre companies, music artists, television, and film. Each piece is designed and made with great attention to detail and finish, for principals and chorus. She is Scottish Opera's milliner and other clients include The BBC, Scottish Ballet, The Royal Lyceum Theatre, and she worked on the Robert de Niro film 'The Good Shepherd' and the stage musical 'The Lion King'.
Her hats have graced the heads of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, singer/songwriter Lou Hickey on her new album 'True Love Ways', Kezi Silverstone onstage at London Rocks 2013 and Jennifer Wayne (singer and grand-daughter of film legend John Wayne) at 'Dressed To Kilt' in New York.
Her hats are regularly featured in the press and online including 'Brides', 'You and Your Wedding', and 'The Stylist'. Sally also teaches regularly on the Fashion B.A.(Hons) and Performance Costume B.A.(Hons) degree courses at Edinburgh College of Art.