CAMP TREND: to be a mad hatter!

Camp style icons have always loved wearing hats…

Today Philip Treacy (Ahascragh, County Galway, Ireland 1967) is one of the world’s foremost hat designers or milliners.

He has been awarded the title of British Accessory Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards on five occasions.

In 2005 he was commissioned to design hats for the wedding of the Prince of Wales to the Duchess of Cornwall.

2005 also saw the culmination of his work as Design Director for The G Hotel. A five star hotel in Galway City it is the flagship of the Monogram Hotel Group a subsidiary of Irish developer Edward Holdings.


16 February 2006 saw the launch of the collaborative collection, Philip Treacy for Umbro at The Royal Horticultural Hall during London Fashion Week. The collection promises to surprise and excite fashion and sports industries in an unusual yet successful collaboration. The launch featured modelling from Jasmine Guinness, Erin O’Connor, Alek Wek, Grace Jones and appearances from Michael Owen and Tara Palmer Tompkinson. Also in 2006, he was declared one of the 100 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain by the Independent.