Monty is founded on a desire to create a luxury hat brand that will inspire confidence in everyday life.  While living in Paris, Iona Montgomery, designer and founder, was daily surrounded by incredible hats.  These hats were essential accessories that should not be reserved for special occasions but to be worn everyday and to be treasured.  Monty’s brand mission is to revive a sense of everyday style and to reflect the perfect balance between design and practicality.  Each piece reflects the fusion between traditional hat styles and innovative design.  Monty prioritises outstanding quality and craftsmanship.  Each product is made from the highest quality of materials and is carefully hand finished in London.  For general enquiries please email

Iona developed an interest in hats at a very young age and started her millinery career, attending short courses at London College of Fashion and gaining invaluable experience with society milliner Gina Foster whilst still at school.  Despite her fascination in millinery, she went onto university to study French.  While on her year abroad, Iona did a 10 month internship at Maison Michel in Paris which had a great impact on her style as a designer and inspired her to set up Monty.  After university, Iona worked for renowned milliner Philip Treacy and Gina Foster before completing the prestigious HNC Millinery course at Kensington and Chelsea College and then deciding to set up on her own eponymous label, ‘Iona Montgomery’, in 2013, specialising in formal hats and headpieces.  Alongside her own collections for ‘Iona Montgomery’ and Monty, Iona works for Stephen Jones in his Model Millinery department, creating incredible pieces for designers and catwalk shows. For any bespoke enquiries please visit or email