Matthew O’Brien designs and hand-makes custom and ready-to-wear head wear to elevate any outfit. Many of his bridal and occasion wear clients insist on completing their look with a piece of Matthew’s millinery because they can be as involved in the design process as they would like. Every detail can be sketched, created and fine-tuned for a perfect fit in-store by Matthew.
Millinery has always been a passion of mine, and clients come to me when they want to really make an outfit sing. We can do this by emphasising one of the colours in a dress via the head wear, or playing with shapes and contours to complement a garment’s pattern. I love creating something personal to the wearer that enlivens skin tone, makes eye colour pop, flatters the face shape, and speaks to the occasion as well as their personality in way that’s memorable for all the right reasons.
Customers can have as many alterations made at the final fitting as they would like.
Materials used are usually silk and sinamay.
Matthew hand-makes silk flower embellishments.
Production is usually one week to a month, depending on the style and individual requirements.
Prices usually range from £150 to £400.