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As a child Karl had a fascination with hats which he claims came from watching Black and white films with his mother on a Sunday Afternoon.


“I was always drawn to the effortless presence a beautiful piece of millinery could bring to a women, for example the opening scene of “Shanghai Express” where Marlene Dietrich appears in a simple veiled head piece, without speaking a single word you are completely captivated.”


His first steps into the creative industry was as a senior stylist at Toni & Guy, quickly moving up the ladder where he began heading up Cat Walk shows Hair & Campaigns.


Karl was known for creating iconic sculptural hair styles on the Toni & Guy run ways. So it seemed a natural progression to move into Millinery, which frankly was where Karl’s heart truly lied.


Having successfully established himself and the Karl Dieterich brand, he continues to release seasonal collections, a ready to wear line & bespoke orders for both private and commercial clients.  

We are currently stocking an exclusive line of Karl Dieterich Hats at Debra Chigwell.


"An independant Essex based boutique, reound for her  current style yet with a unique twist, stocking some of the best designs."


This is a capsule collection of ready to wear pieces which has been designed along side Debra. Each season taking inspiration from her trend predictions.


About Karl Dirterich.


About Our Hats.

All Hats made by Karl Dieterich Millinery are hand sewn, using premium quality 100% natural fibre based fabrics. Insuring every piece is finished to the highest of standards.