Joy Scott is a British hat designer who has a passion for the unique and creates hats and headpieces that are one-of-a-kind just like the people who wear them.
Total transparency. Joy is a little obsessed with headwear. She finds inspiration everywhere and sees hats in nearly everything - from the architectural shapes of buildings to modern furniture designs and sculptural shapes.
We invite you to browse the following pages and see how Joy’s love affair with hats become works of art that you wear… everything from fedoras to fascinators to big brims to cloches… to help you top off your favorite outfits in style!
See a hat you like? Click on it and make it yours, with free shipping. Ready-to-wear orders are usually filled in 1 – 2 weeks. Custom-made orders are usually filled in 2-3 weeks.
Want to learn the millinery arts and make your own hat or headpiece? Joy offers a series of hat making workshops suitable for beginners or those with experience.
Joy has been a part of the international hat scene for over a decade now. Her hats have been worn by royalty, on display at the Atelier-Musee Du Chapeau (Hat Museum) in Lyon, France.
Whilst living in Chicago, she was named Premiere Milliner for fashion events at the famed Drake Hotel, where her hats were showcased during afternoon tea. Her bridal headpieces also graced the catwalk alongside Vera Wang and St. Pucchi gowns. Joy participated in charity events both in Illinois and Kentucky, creating hats and headpieces for the Kentucky Derby. Additionally, Joy created Chicago’s first street fashion show on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, pairing her hats with designer Barbara Bates’ outerwear.
Joy is now living back in the UK, where she creates bespoke millinery and fashion pieces by appointment and orders via the website. She has taught hat workshops, including during London Hat Week. Her designs were seen on the runway during Fashion week and at the Royal Ascot.
Joy studied at the Kensington and Chelsea College in London. But she never stops exploring or discovering. To add to the uniqueness of her designs, she studied special millinery techniques with Marie O’Regan, Royal Milliner to the Queen (retired). Joy was featured in “The Millinery Lesson”, a film about Marie’s life by Mike Southon, bsc.
Along the way, Joy has shown numerous satisfied customers what a difference a fashionable fedora, tasteful trilby or fierce fascinator can make!