Launched in 2014, The Season Hats is a millinery brand fulfilling the headwear needs of the modern international wardrobe with Intelligent Elegant Hats. We are delighted to be showing again at London Fashion Week as part of the BFC and Stephen Jones’s Headonism Initiative.
Owned and run by husband and wife team who met while studying at the University of Cambridge, Paul Stafford is the Designer, with Selina Horshi the contact for buying and press. Paul holds an MA in Natural Sciences, which is the basis for his scientific and engineered approach to construction. He trained in traditional technique under couture milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan (milliner to HRH The Queen) to learn detailed handwork.
During his MA in Fashion Womenswear (Millinery), from the Royal College of Art in London, Paul refined his approach to design, how he works with materials, and defining his softly geometric aesthetic. Paul’s engineered yet playful approach works with each material’s properties and integrates materials in innovative ways. Our design development is always built on what has been learned from earlier work, with increasingly finely applied technique and material investigation.
Each collection represents a crystallization of ideas at that moment – objects that are a culmination of all of our investigation to date, but the starting point of our future work. Beautifully high-fashion with a desirable minimalism, The Season Hats has a unique style, offering contemporary refinement combined with wearability.
Paul’s past design roles include working in perfume bottle design for Thierry Mugler in Paris, and designing hats for Misa Harada. Collaborations and freelance work has been undertaken for Yiqing Yin (Paris Couture Week) and Steffie Christiaens (Paris Fashion Week). He has exhibited at Fashion Space Gallery and in ShowCabinet, the exhibition space of ShowStudio. with international appeal and stockists, The Season Hats have been photographed for Vogue Italia, Vogue India, L’Officiel Thailand, Schon, Kaltblut, The Protagonist Magazine, The Telegraph, Hong Kong Tatler, Irish Tatler and Tatler Singapore amongst many others.