Wondering what the 'Windswept' collection is all about?

'Windswept by Karen Henriksen' is a small range of asymmetric caps for men and women.

But 'Windswept' is also the foundation for Karen's design ethos, evolving from her 2003 MA collection at the Royal College of Art - a range of sculptural millinery on a grand scale, featuring ‘windswept’ headscarves, caps, ‘hoodies’ and sou’westers. Exuberant forms rise from the models' bodies during her final catwalk presentation, below.

Karen quickly realised that the 'Windswept' concept could be applied on a more accessible and practical level, and so began to experiment with asymmetric pattern-cutting.

The result was her re-imagining of a traditional English icon, the flat cap, which soon evolved into the best-selling unisex DC cap, and for women the Windswept Rain Hat. Each of these designs remains a key piece within the Windswept range.

In turn, the Windswept range led to the launch of fully-fledged collections for women and for men, each incorporating a wide range of hat and cap designs. In both cases, pattern-cutting remains at the heart of Karen's creative practice and designs. It this unique sculptural approach that gives every Karen Henriksen hat its individuality.

Karen quickly realised that the 'Windswept' concept could be applied on a more accessible and practical level, and so began to experiment with asymmetric pattern-cutting.

The result was her re-imagining of a traditional English icon, the flat cap, which soon evolved into the best-selling unisex DC cap, and for women the Windswept Rain Hat. Each remains a key piece within the Windswept range, with additional variations providing seasonal or thematic touches.

See below examples of some of the 'Windswept' styles Karen has created since 2005. 

In turn, the Windswept range led to the launch of fully-fledged collections for women and for men, each incorporating a wide range of hat and cap designs. In both cases, pattern-cutting remains at the heart of Karen's creative practice and designs. It this unique sculptural approach that gives every Karen Henriksen hat its individuality. Click here to read what our current clients have to say about their hats. 

Who needs an umbrella when you have a 'Windswept' rain hat ?