Awon Golding is an award-winning London-based milliner who has spent an eclectic youth in India, Hong Kong and England. She draws on her multicultural heritage to inspire dynamic headpieces. Working with bold shapes to create dramatic silhouettes, each piece is handcrafted in her London studio incorporating traditional materials and modern techniques.
Presenting the new Spring Summer 2015 collection, ‘Headhunter’ Awon Golding Millinery drew inspiration from her Tangkhul Naga heritage, Awon blends bold colours, beading, feathers and geometric weaving patterns to create a collection inspired by the costuming and artifacts of the Naga tribes of North-East India.
Warriors from Naga tribes would take the heads of their enemies and display them proudly in their homes for all to see. Whilst this tradition has all but stopped, the legacy of this cranial fascination still plays an important role in all aspects of Naga costuming, with the number of hornbill feathers or size of hat illustrating one’s place in society.Through the medium of millinery Awon seeks to represent Naga culture and shine the spotlight on this little known corner of the globe.
She creates two seasonal collections a year – Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter – and private commissions for a wide range of customers. Her hats are available for purchase at London’s prestigious design emporium, Liberty.
Twitter & Instagram: @AwonGolding