London-based milliner Noel Stewart, whose designs typically draw on contemporary art and architecture, established his eponymous label in 2003. In addition Stewart also designs hats for brands including most recently Valentino, Givenchy Haute Couture, Erdem, Roksanda, Mulberry, Marc by Marc Jacobs and previously Ryan Lo, Gareth Pugh and JW Anderson, among others. In 2013, Stewart became the creative director of Christys’ Hats after it was bought by Liberty London.
Graduating with an MA in millinery from the Royal College of Art in 2002 he worked for the Queen's milliner Philip Sommerville and Stephen Jones (for whom he assisted at Christian Dior Haute Couture, John Galliano and Louis Vuitton).
Stewart’s hats have also been worn by celebrity clientele such as Meghan, HRH Duchess of Sussex, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion for The Met Gala (in association with Oscar de la Renta ), FKA Twigs for her Magdalene tour and Kylie Minogue, and is featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed & Confused, Love, i-D and various international editions of Vogue. In 2015, Stewart won Accessory Designer of the Year Award at the UK Fashion and Textiles Awards.
The milliner is also a British Fashion Council advisor on the selection panel for accessories in the Newgen initiative, which supports emerging British design talent. He is a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, the Royal College of Art.