This month we visited the studio of Fiona Chivers, a set and costume designer.

Based in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, Fiona designs and handmakes beautiful swimming hats, including the one we used for our recent swimwear photoshoot.

We loved looking through all her ideas, which she sketched so beautifully.

Each flower was laser cut and then hand-stitched. From start to finish, it took Fiona about 30 hours to make the hat.

For a great insight into Fiona’s process, watch our new film…


The beautiful, finished hat is probably not watertight, but we think it looks so stylish – the perfect accessory for a dip in the sea!

Fiona is wearing her Sailor Top in our photos. Shop Studiowear >

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