Flat cap designer to the stars Rhian Kempadoo-Millar has designed an exclusive range of Yorkshire flat caps. Each design of cap is related to the character of the 4 Brontë children, Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell.
Rhian Kempadoo-Millar – Yorkshire flat cap designer to the stars!
Yorkshire-based British headwear brand Kempadoo Millar creates designer flat caps manufactured in Yorkshire at one of the few remaining cloth hat makers in the UK, tapping into the region’s fabric weaving heritage and the rising popularity for locally-produced, ethical fashion. TV shows like Downton Abbey and Peaky Blinders have also contributed to making flat caps into a fashion statement.
When she launched the brand in 2013, Rhian Kempadoo-Millar’s vision was to “put the Yorkshire cool back into the flat cap” with something that is “more funky than farmer”, combining traditional Yorkshire tweeds with hints of vibrant silk and quirky detailing. With celebrities including actor Idris Elba as her customers, she has built a cult following for her Yorkshire flat caps across the UK and in the US, taking regular orders from customers across the world via her online shop.
The Kempadoo-Millar Brontë family cap range exclusively at Daisy Days Haworth
We love stocking locally-made, quirky brands and when we found out about Rhian’s flat caps, we knew they would go down well with our customers. When we met with her and got talking, the idea of doing an exclusive Brontë-themed range tied into the bicentenary celebrations came up and we all got very excited! We input into the designs by giving Rhian an insight into the personalities of the four Brontë siblings and then let her work her magic.
Rhian says of the collection: “The Charlotte Brontë hat, like its namesake, is chic and understated with a lilac check tweed and a pheasant pin detail. As the author of Wuthering Heights, we wanted the Emily Brontë hat to be more eccentric and romantic so went for a feminine pink tweed with a bow detail. The Anne Brontë hat has been designed as a unisex baker boy cap in earthy greens and browns to reflect the bleak moors in which the siblings lived, and the Branwell Brontë hat is a more masculine wool khaki baker boy cap. They look fantastic and make a great addition to my existing range. The fact that they will only be sold in Haworth gives them an even more authentic and local feel.”
The hats, which come in a range of sizes for men and women, retail at £65 for the Charlotte, £68 for the Emily, £69 for the Anne and £69 for the Branwell. Alongside the flat cap range, we also stock complementary brand ‘Yorkshire Lad’ tweed ties and the fantastic colourful tweed range of home and womenswear from Irish fashion brand Avoca.
Thank you to the amazing Photography by Kathryn for the fantastic professional photo shoot of the range on the moors in Oxenhope and our models Chloe Greenwood and Joe Drury for sporting them so well!