Independent British luxury hat designer Laura Apsit Livens founded her label in 2012.
Laura is currently the sole bespoke milliner situated in Mayfair, as a designer and maker, she believes it is of the utmost importance that we do not see the art of couture millinery disappear. Her passion for hat design and craftsmanship have drawn her to an area historically associated with creativity, skills and artistry of the highest order.
Drawing inspiration from classic shapes, Laura has flourished by combining the highest quality materials, contemporary design and traditional techniques. Every hat is hand blocked and individually hand stitched without the use of any machinery, to obtain the highest quality finish.
CSM and LCF graduate, Laura, 26 developed her skills/craft working with some of the most important inspirational designers in the industry.
Today her star-studded client list includes Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, Jessie J and Princess Beatrice. Laura has also worked alongside and supplied some well known brands including Louis Vuitton, Bally, Boodles and Mappin and Webb.
As you might expect, Laura personally goes through every step of the design journey with each client, and is always available for consultations and fittings on request, with all production completed in her Mayfair atelier.