Deborah Milner is a British fashion designer. Originally from London, Milner began her fashion career at Saint Martin’s School of Art, where she graduated with a degree in Fashion Design in 1987. Milner's talent and thirst for knowledge led her to continue her studies at the Royal College of Art, where she graduated with an additional Fashion degree in 1990.
With a strong educational foundation as her launch pad, Milner established her own couture atelier in 1991, creating original pieces in collaboration with leading names in the fashion industry, including London’s Philip Treacy. From fashion shows and editorial work to music album covers, Milner soon became known as 'London’s best kept secret for extraordinarily beautiful designs' and unconventional sculptural shapes.'
From 2004, Milner worked with the late Alexander McQueen as a senior pattern cutter—using her talent for creating beautiful, architectural shapes to prepare show pieces in Paris. In 2003, Deborah traveled to Brazil, where she spent a year developing environmental sustainability initiatives to help preserve the country’s vast natural resources. In 2005, Milner partnered with the Aveda Corporation to create eight original couture dresses under the label 'Ecocouture'.
Milner's work has been featured in top publications including: American and British Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, American, British, Italian and Brazilian Vogue, L’Officiel, Russian Playboy, Tatler, The Face, The New Yorker, International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times, The New York Times and Women’s Wear Daily.