Noel Stewart is a London-based milliner. Taking inspiration from contemporary art and architecture, he modernises millinery and creates a fresh and elegant approach to how we dress the head.
Before attending the Royal College of Art, Stewart worked with designers Dai Rees and Stephen Jones. This included time spent as Stephen Jones’s assistant at Christian Dior Couture, John Galliano and Louis Vuitton
Since establishing his label Stewart has designed hats for fashion designers including Roland Mouret, Diesel, Roksanda Ilincic, Erdem, Hussein Chalayan, Richard Nicoll, Jaeger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Holly Fulton, Sibling, Viktor & Rolf, Claire Barrow and Gareth Pugh. His hats have been worn by the likes of Keira Knightly, Lady Gaga, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue and Beth Ditto. Noel Stewart Millinery is stocked in Barneys across the US, Hatwoman and I.T. in Hong Kong, Tit fer Tat in the UK, Weave Toshi in Tokyo, Alter in Shanghai, Olivier Mauge in Germany and 101 in Taipei.
Stewart's hats feature regularly in magazines such as Vogue UK, Vogue Italia, Russian Vogue, Vogue China, Vogue Japan and Vogue Paris as well as Harpers Bazaar, Dazed & Confused, ID, V Magazine, LOVE, Dansk, Financial Times, Ponystep, AnOther and 10 Magazine. He has also featured on Dazed Digital, wheelmeout, ASVOF, Glass and Vogue.it. The Design Museum chose Stewart’s Ribboned Cityscape Hat to represent 2011 in their book 50 Hats that Changed the World and Yasmin Sewell nominated him for the Phaidon book Pattern, 100 fashion designers, 10 curators.
His work featured in the V&A’s exhibition Stephen Jones – An Anthology of Hats. Stewart was selected to be a part of the Headonism initiative at London Fashion Week from 2009 -2012. In October 2013 Noel was appointed to the role of creative director of Christy and Co hats.