Claire Strickland is a theatrical milliner based in London.
After training in sculpting, design and fabrication for theatre and performance, Claire graduated from The London College of Fashion in 2007. She also trained on a 5 year apprenticeship in the millinery workroom of Royal Warrant holders James Lock & Co Hatters, where she developed skills in traditional couture millinery and bespoke dyeing.
Claire has 15 years experience of working within a team to realise a costume designer’s vision. Her creations have been seen in Anne Boleyn, Doctor Who, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Madame Tussauds, The Globe, English National Opera, London’s West End and Secret Cinema.
Claire taught millinery as a visiting practitioner on the Costume Design and Interpretation degree at Wimbledon College of Art for several years and still loves to learn new skills. She is a self confessed education addict!
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