Style is complicated, to say the least.
In the words of Iris Apfel, “the key to style is learning who you are, which takes years.”
For some it comes naturally, for others it takes a lifetime of getting to know the inner self.
Luckily, for those of us less patient, there is a shortcut — and it’s just on the top of your head.
Karin and Makoto of Horisaki Design & Handel have been making stylish headwear since 2012. Their small, Swedish workshop is brimming with designs informed by centuries of European millinery traditions — infusing classic and modern techniques to create pieces ripe for self-expression.
Their hats are made entirely by hand, with a clear respect for the materials used. Their leather and suede is individually shaped, sewn, brushed and burned to infuse the hat with unique character and presence. Longevity is key here — a Horisaki that is stylish today will remain stylish decades from now.
We champion Karin and Makoto’s work for a variety of reasons, although their dedication to slow fashion (and all the wonderful and difficult things that accompany such a practice) will always be at the forefront.
By carrying their collections, we are able to not only engage with some of the loveliest, most thoughtful creators, but to celebrate a small team that gives the rest of us the tools to express our inner selves.
“If you love something, wear it all the time. Find things that suit you. This is how you look extraordinary.”
— Vivienne Westwood