Harvy Santos is a London-based milliner who creates hats and couture headpieces that fuse traditional techniques with new materials, and timeless elegance with 21st century fun. Featuring exquisite details and fine lines, his fearless fashion pieces are all unique creations entirely hand made from luxurious materials in his London studio.
Harvy was honoured to participate in Headonism, a British Fashion Council initiative curated by Stephen Jones, celebrating the new wave of emerging British milliners.
Born in the Philippines, Harvy began his career as a professional ballet dancer in Hong Kong; he then studied millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College and has worked for The Royal Opera House, Noel Stewart, and Stephen Jones. His classical training, both on stage and in the workshop, continues to inform his elegantly energetic work.
Winner of multiple awards for his work, Harvy was named The HAT Magazine's Hat Designer of the Year in 2013. His hats have appeared in The Telegraph, Brides Magazine, The Financial Times, Vogue Japan, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Netherlands, Harper's Bazaar China, Arena Homme Plus, Cosmopolitan, W Magazine, Elle and T Magazine.
Collaborations and creative partners include Bibi Zhou China, Concento Tokyo Japan, Damien Foxe, Van Cleef & Arpels, Daniel Pascal Tanner, Jodie Harsh, Okobé, Postscript Magazine, Revs Magazine, Akira Honda, Vogue UK.