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Seoul International Handmade Fair and Hong Kong visit

We are in the midst of preparations to attend the Seoul International Handmade Fair. Even though Karen's work can be seen in stockists in Korea, it's our first time taking part in a retail fair in Seoul. On display will be our range of tailored hats, including summery brimmed hats, asymmetric berets and beach-ready visors. In particular Karen will be showcasing the Petra women's peaked cap (pictured). Petra now comes in 3 limited editions: black irish linen, red with a straw peak and navy blue with a striking  printed suede peak.

The fair is an ambitious show of all things handmade, taking place 24-27 May 2018. The Fair describes itself as a festival of handmade culture and we're thrilled to be taking part alongside fellow Cockpit Arts studio-holders Rentaro Nishimura (jewellery) and Studio Candice Lau (bags and accessories).

Prior to the fair Karen will be stopping off in Hong Kong to visit our fabulous and long-standing stockist Hatwoman. Karen will be in-store offering styling advice to clients on Monday 21 May 2018, timings to be confirmed.

Please get in touch if you're in Seoul or Hong Kong and would like to find out more.

 Image by  Hatwoman

Image by Hatwoman

Unveiled: the craft of millinery exhibition round-up

This exciting milinery exhibition was held at the historic Artworkers' Guild in Bloomsbury which made for a beautiful setting. Supported by the Worshipful company of Feltmakers, as part of London Craft Week 2018. 

Karen created a one-off hand-stitched red hat especially for the exhibition The design is based on the 'Mitzi' brimmed hat but created with traditional couture millinery stitching. Featuring Karen's distinctive tailored and sweeping seams, the sheen of the red leather contrasts with the soft texture of the felt. 

The exhibition showcased a number of talented British milliners, and was organised by fellow milliners Edwina Ibbotson, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, and Noel Stewart. Thanks to all who came along!

The leather and felt 'Mitzi' is a one-off, but please get in touch if you're interested in commissioning your own. You can view other women's brimmed hats by Karen Henriksen in the shop.

The Craft of Millinery Exhibition 9-12 May

Karen has been working on a one-off hand-stitched brimmed hat in striking red felt and leather. The hat was designed especially for this exciting exhibition, which showcases a number of talented milliners as part of London Craft Week.

Supported by the Worshipful company of feltmakers, and hosted at the Art Workers Guild, a beautiful townhouse in Bloomsbury at 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT.

The exhibition will run 9-12 May 2018. Entry to the exhibition is free. There will also be ticketed talks and demonstrations. Please see here for further details.

 

Join Karen at MADE London Canary Wharf

25-29 April 2018

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MADE London Canary Wharf returns for its second year in the financial district from 25th to 29th April 2018. The show is hosted in a new venue: the East Wintergarden, a stunning light-filled atrium.

The show promises to showcase the best of contemporary makers in glass, jewellery, ceramics and textiles. Join Karen to try on the latest hat styles for everyday elegance. In particular  Karen is excited to showcase the brand new PB, a generous baker boy's style cap in beautiful lambswool, and Skipton and Shelvey, two new flat caps with an innovative twist. Suitable for him or her.

Pictured: The Skipton flat cap in blue organic cotton, and the Blaize peaked cap in natural linen

Entry is free. See the show's site for further details.