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Keep up to date with Karen’s hat news, including upcoming retail shows. Learn interesting facts about men’s and women’s hats, and browse our latest hat style guides.

Pssst... Our secret sale starts soon!

 

To make room for new styles, the secret sale is back with generous caps, trilby hats, visors and brimmed hats. Just in time for those late summer sunrays!
 

The secret sale is only for our e-mail subscribers - just sign up here to get your access code.
 

Once logged in, you'll be able to browse a range of discontinued styles and samples at 50% to 70% off, and a selection of current collection pieces at 20% off. The sale will run 7-21 August 2018.

Coming up this month: Scoop

We're excited to be returning to Scoop this Summer, the prestigious trade event for fashion accessories at Saatchi Gallery from 22 to 24 July 2018. 

Karen will be presenting both Autumn/Winter 18/19 and Spring/Summer 19 from the women’s ready-to-wear range. The collections re-interpret everyday hat styles such as fedoras, caps, trilby hats and berets. Whilst often evocative of another era, the hats remain distinctly modern and practical, with a wonderfully informal elegance.

Karen will also showcase the latest couture millinery collection, for the first time at Scoop. Similarly singular in its approach, this range combines traditional model millinery materials and techniques with contemporary applications and a flattering minimalist aesthetic.

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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.