What inspires you most in terms of creativity?
The client themselves. Every hat is made to measure, telling the client’s story and reflecting their personality. Also, as my wife and I are modern-day travellers, our journeys around the world inspire us. This is also where we find the rare and unique fabrics for our new creations.
How did you find the equipment for your workshop?
That was a really lucky coincidence. We found an online advert by the son of a former milliner on a second-hand sales website. He wanted to sell almost all the equipment from his mother’s workshop – we bought it and started improvising, initially in the living room of our apartment.
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What did your very first hat look like?
My first hat, which I still love and wear, was totally crazy, slightly burnt and looked very unconventional and vagabondish. All these imperfections quickly became characteristic of our hats. Finding perfection in imperfection – that is our motto.
What's been the best moment of your hat making career so far?
When football star Neymar ordered one of our hats. Often, life is so simple: if you are bold enough to make the first move, start your business, improve constantly and dedicate your time to what you are truly passionate about, success will come naturally.