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About FAo......

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Freya Oatway is a Dublin based contemporary milliner who's inspiration and ideas stem from her love of travel, art, sculpture, colour and natural aesthetics. 

A snippet of FAO's background - Freya's first taste of fashion and millinery was at an early age. At 16 she followed her interest to London and interned with one of the most prestigious milliners in the business, Philip Treacy.

She continued her studies in dressmaking and design in Dublin and returned to London to work for a host of luxury fashion houses such as Giles Deacon, Mulberry and Roland Mouret. Here she gained her experience working with luxury materials and exciting accessories all at the highest of qualities.  

Freya managed a contemporary fashion brand and gained her knowledge of product development and the avenues of a fashion business. She completed a millinery course at London College of Fashion and with all this in her bag she was ready to return to her first creative passion and set up FAO Millinery.

FAO's ethos is to create fresh and modern pieces using the finest materials while maintaining an ecological and sustainable approach where possible. She combines the traditional craftsmanship of hand-blocking, new millinery techniques and contemporary designs to create timeless pieces.