This new line of hand-crafted hats, by milliner Satya Twena, is playfully inventive, attracting a suitably mischievous muse. Her desire to take risks when designing may remind us of that of Philip Treacy's designs, although she modestly denies this comparison is worthy. That I argue. These extravagant and flirty designs just proves the worthiness of this comparison. Her designs are inspired by both vintage and modern styles, which will stay enduring for many seasons to come. This flawlessly executed collection is unbelievably her first too!
She studied for two years, in order to learn everything from letter press printing to sewing. This drive comes from her Bohemian up-bringing, she explains she "grew up thinking everything and anything can inspire art". She also says that this helps her within her design process, as "Each skill provided me with a distinctively different way of using and thinking of materials. For example, I don't look at a felt hood and think to just mold it on a block like a traditional milliner. I think about what would physically happen to the felt if I burned and scored it and then tied to block it".
Her online shop opened earlier this month, but she is already looking towards her future, "looking to collaborate with interesting people on designing avent-garde headwear". New pieces are added each week, ranging from $110 - $1200.