The love affair that produced style supers stars: The Season Hats.
A degree in Natural Sciences may not be the obvious path to millinery success but then again, The Season Hats is not your average label. The brainchild of husband and wife team, Paul Stafford and Selina Horshi, the two met at Girton College, Cambridge University over a decade ago. Working out of London, they produce Instagram-worthy creations that the pair describe as “luxurious, contemporary, directional and flattering.”
Their 2016 Spring/Summer collection is all about soft, geometric forms with leather brimmed hats, headbands and headpieces hand-finished with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Enhancing the brand’s signature style is a new range—made of French satin—that fold flat. These designs speak to our contemporary lifestyle (and lack of hat boxes).
Offering modern creations that honor the time old traditional of millinery is at the heart of the brand’s success. A regular at London and Paris fashion week they have been featured in editorials around the world and continue to go from strength to strength since debuting in early 2015.
For Paul, it was the ability to combine his creativity with his scientific and logic thinking that drew him to millinery. After graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences, he trained under Royal milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan learning the traditional skills and handwork necessary for success in this competitive industry. He then took a Masters in Womenswear, specializing in millinery at the Royal College of Art.
Selina, comes from a literary background, graduating with an MA in English Literature from The University of Cambridge. Her career began in the International Advertising department at The Times and Sunday Times in London. She then spent five years at The Economist, leaving her role of U.K. Digital Manager to start The Season Hats with Paul.
A match made in heaven, we can’t wait to see what’s next from this force majeure. — TheSeasonHats.com
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