Monique Lee Hylands-White by Ed Tritton

Monique Lee Hylands-White by Ed Tritton

Monique Lee is a London based award winning MA Fashion Womenswear Design graduate from London College of Fashion. All hats are designed by her and have been hand-crafted in England since 2013. Her hat designs were featured alongside great artists Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones in over 150 magazine editorials, blogs, websites and newspapers including VOGUE Italia, Tatler UK, L'Officiel Greece, AnOther, Superior, HUF, Hat Magazine, Tirade, NO.3, On Feature, Racing Fashion, and many others.

She was also chosen as finalist by VOGUE Italia Senior Editor/ Talent Editor Sara Maino in MUUSE x VOGUE Talents Young Vision Accessories Award. She has won the People's Choice Award in VOGUE VTalents competition in 2014. 

She made commissioned hats for vocalist Eleanor Rose of Electric Swing Circus to perform at Glastonbury Festival. Later was invited to create masks for The Animal Ball organised by charity organisation Elephant Family. The masks were exhibited along with masks created by Cartier, Christian Louboutin, DVF – Diane von Furstenberg and Stephen Jones at Selfridges and Sotheby's London for VIP guests including Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, celebrities such as Cara Delevingne to view and choose to wear to the ball. 

Her collections were exhibited at London Fashion Week, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Copenhagen Fashion Week, London Hat Week, EXPO Milano 2016, Candid Arts Trust in London, and Birmingham Made Me Design Expo along with Harvey Nichols, MG and Aston Martin, at MAC Birmingham. Hats made for fashionistas, models and private clients to wear for Royal Ascot Royal Enclosure attracted attention from racegoers and the press including Royal Ascot Official, The Guardian, The Times, Evening Standard, The Independent, Telegraph, Sunday Mercury …100+ medias.  She is also collaborating with fashion designers to make hats for  London Fashion Week runway shows and presentations.

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