Justin Smith is a highly acclaimed, award-winning milliner who has been creating collections of classic hats, alongside extraordinary one-off couture pieces, under his own brand J Smith Esquire, for over ten years.
Justin passionately upholds the traditions of millinery, while redefining classic headwear, challenging conventions and techniques. J Smith Esquire's bespoke work includes a prestigious portfolio of clients, including Angelina Jolie's Maleficent horns, in addition to regular collaborations with Stella McCartney, Aganovich, Manish Arora, Moschino and many others.
Justin is a visiting lecturer at London's Royal College of Art and he continues to hold seminars around the globe. His aesthetic is fuelled by a ceaseless curiosity and throughout his career he has sewed, knitted, beaded, embroidered, painted, sculpted and created collections from origami to animals; from Victorian Burlesque to dapper English gentleman, and from silver knitted wire to tattooed pigskin.