image credit, many thanks to: amelia, ford models; tony bryan, stylist; and david leslie anthony, photographer. head piece by tonya gross millinery.
tonya gross millinery is an award-winning couture and ready-to-wear hat designer based in chicago, il. tonya produces hand-made headwear for men and women using traditional hat making techniques.
from hedge fund to head wear to head of fashion in chicago
in 2005, tonya left a career in financial services for a more creative life, turning a life-long passion for hats and accessories into a head wear design practice. tonya creates hats for women and men through seasonal and special event collections, as well as custom hats for clients for all sorts of occasions including weddings, fancy parties, and the kentucky derby.
we do not do hat repairs, refurbishes, or replicate the work of other hat makers.
tonya is now the executive director of the Chicago Fashion Incubator and is the is the former fashion and culinary arts program director for the city of chicago. thrilled to continue to support other creative entrepreneurs!