Nerida Fraiman is a London based milliner whose designs are worn by some of the most beautiful and celebrated heads in Britain and across the world. Favoured by British and international royalty including HRH Princess Beatrice, HRH Princess Eugenie and HRH Princess Haya, as well as fashion icons Stella Tennant, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jordan Dunn, and digital influencers such as Dina Tokio and Ascia. Her range spans fascinators, occasion hats, turbans and a luxury casual collection. Nerida’s designs are regularly featured in Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Arabia, Vogue India, Harper’s Bazaar, Tatler and W Magazine among others.
Nerida Fraiman’s focus is on innovation, wearability and enduring style. Constructed from the very best quality materials, each hat is exquisitely hand-stitched to exceptional standards under her guidance at her light-filled London atelier. The pieces are designed to be worn and enjoyed, always flattering and never overpowering the wearer. Credited with originating the fascinator trend in 1998, her brand continues to evolve with current cultural fashions, embracing diverse themes such as Royal Ascot and modest fashion. Her beautiful hats work with modern lifestyles, ensuring each client looks the best she can, regardless of whether she is a seasoned hat-wearer, a lover of dressing for the season, or covers her hair for cultural reasons. Most recently her ranges have expanded into a growing requirement for beautiful contemporary, lightweight, couture and ready to wear pre-tied turbans and hijabs which are worn by Eastern and Western women alike and dispatched all over the globe.
Following a BSc in Human Sciences at UCL, Nerida honed her craft at Philip Treacy, where she ran his Ready to Wear production and mastered technique, line and suitability on the model. Finding her passion for millinery, she worked for Marie Mercier and the Opera Bastille in Paris, before returning to London for an MA at the Royal College of Art in Womenswear Accessory Design, and founding her eponymous label. She is an innovator, continually discovering new materials, refining her methods and generating progressive ways to create volume and form – an aesthetic perfectly in tune with her brand’s delicate yet meticulous vision for the contemporary woman.
Nerida Fraiman crafts many hundreds of stunning hats and turbans each year, with collections available in department stores and boutiques worldwide. She personally offers a consultation and bespoke service in her London atelier for her growing list of private clients requiring statement pieces, or wishing to view the complete range. International clients are able to view, choose and be advised via digital media.