Meet Milliner To The Stars Laura Apsit Livens
Let's Find Out A Little More About Laura.
Laura Apsit Livens graduated from The London College of Fashion with a BA(Hons) in Cordwainers Accessories. During her degree, she also worked with Hat Designer Philip Treacy for two years, and her time there included working on the designs for the royal wedding (April 2011).
Laura is based in Mayfair, London with her own atelier and millinery showroom. She is now working for her own label and is producing her own collections as well as collaborating with other design houses. Most recently with Jewellers Mappin & Webb for an installation on both Regent Street and Bond Street for the Ascot season. Laura has also hand-made pieces of headwear for Louis Vuitton’s l’invitation au voyage campaign. Further collaborations include Hasan Hejazi and Boodles the Jewellers.A star-studded client list includes Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, Jessie J and the Duchess of Westminster. Laura’s pieces have also been featured in Magazines such as Tatler, Vogue, LOVE Magazine, Hello, Schön!, Fault Magazine and WWD.As a Hat Designer and maker, she believes that it is of utmost importance that we do not see couture millinery disappear. Intrinsic to her ethos is the use of modern design with old couture techniques, each piece is hand blocked and individually hand stitched without the use of any machinery to obtain the highest quality finish.