Suzanne Gill graduated with a distinction in HNC Millinery from Leeds College of Arts in 2010.
Winner of the best hat at Cheltenham festival in 2011, she went on to feature in the LBB of festival fashion in conjunction with Cheltenham Racecourse, Moloh and Eclipse Magazine.
In July 2011 Suzanne was invited by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society to showcase her millinery collection at The Great Yorkshire Show.
In July 2012, this time invited by the Royal Horticultural Society she featured another collection at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show along with Vivien Sheriff.
September 2012 saw international recognition when Suzanne won an International Hat Award for creativity. In July 2022 one design was placed second at the prestigious Concours International Du Chapeau.
Working with leading brands such as LK Bennett and local independent designers has led to her work being featured numerous times in regional and national publications. She quickly established a local and international client base.
After running a successful millinery business for a number of years, Suzanne relocated overseas in January 2013.
During this time, she taught millinery skills to expat and local ladies. Suzanne also had the honour to be asked to design and make costumes for numerous productions at The International School of Azerbaijan. The production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream toured Austria and Germany.
In addition to designing and making her own head wear, Suzanne also teaches millinery to local adult learners. She also offers private tuition for individuals or small groups from her studio.
Drawing inspiration from her local environment and her passion for vintage French fashion, the brand quickly gained a reputation for designing and making head wear meticulously crafted and synonymous with modern elegance.
Suzanne Gill Millinery brings clients a signature collection of head wear featuring classic and bold designs suited to all budgets and occasions. All designs are British made and are as unique as each client. Suzanne is truly passionate about the art and heritage of British millinery and she believes this passion is conveyed in all the pieces she diligently produces.