Filipa Cardoso is a London based milliner creating bespoke headwear. From Hair Accessories, Headbands, Wide-Brimmed Hats to Wedding Hats and Royal Ascot Hats, each piece is uniquely made by hand using traditional British millinery techniques.

All hats are handmade to order in London, they can be customised to a desired colour and some details can be adjusted to the customer's preferences. 

If you are in London and would like to try some of the hats, we offer a by home appointment service, direct to your home, office or hotel within the central London area. Contact us at info@filipacardoso.com to discuss it.


The success of a hat definitely lies with balancing the personality of the wearer with the type of occasion. Additionally, the hat has to be chosen in harmony with the outfit. Never think of the outfit and then the hat - think of it all together and you inside it at the centre of attention!!


Filipa gained a BA in Art from Universidade do Porto, Portugal and her fine arts background is a prominent influence on her work as a milliner. After moving to London, she completed the HNC in Millinery at Kensington and Chelsea College.

Following her graduation, The Financial Times named Filipa as one of the UK’s new generation of milliners. In the same year she was selected for the Crafts Council’s Crafting Business Training Program. Later, she obtained an apprenticeship bursary donated by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust to learn millinery at British Heritage Brand - John Boyd Hats.

Favouring the use of classic millinery materials, Filipa searches for a purified form of beauty, simplicity and harmony in her work. Each hat explores the beauty of colour and the intricacy of craftsmanship in an Ode to couture romance.