William Chambers is a leading British milliner who creates handmade hats and headpieces that are stocked in the country’s top department stores, as well as in his own Glasgow city centre store. He is a former recipient of the British Fashion Council and Stephen Jones 'Headonism' collective and is one of the six members of the Ascot Style Collective, alongside Jones and Philip Treacy, amongst others. He has won Accessory Designer of the Year three times at the Scottish Fashion Awards, in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
He exhibits his collections twice a year at London Fashion Week, and his hats are stocked in Harrods, Fenwick and Fortnum & Mason in London, Samuel’s Hats New York and on LoveHats.com. Celebrities who have worn his hats include Kelis, Suzi Perry, Joan Jett, Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters), Roisin Murphy, Livia Firth, Anna Della Russo and most recently Judy Murray, who commissioned a Chambers hat for her son Andy’s wedding - photos of which appeared in every UK newspaper the next day.
His hats have appeared in Vogue, Elle, Evening Standard, Style.com, Tatler, New York Post, The Telegraph, The Sun, Metro, Grazia, Red, Glamour, Conde Nast Brides, Wallpaper, Travel & Leisure, Nylon, The Herald, Harpers Bazaar, Paper, Sunday Herald and The Scotsman, and he features in the hardback book Couture Hats.
His veils, tiaras, hats and headpieces are popular with brides and mothers-of-the-bride/groom who are looking for something contemporary and modern to wear on the big day.