Laura Apsit Livens, a London College of Fashion graduate who has collaborated with Louis Vuitton and Boodles and who counts Paloma Faith and the Duchess of Westminster among her clients, has set up shop near Selfridges.
Her intimate, 170-square-foot space is packed with fun: The floor is lined with copper coins, there are neon lights at the entrance, and her hats are displayed on a wooden staircase that leads to nowhere in particular.
The designer offers a wide range of styles from eccentric, heavily adorned pieces to simpler wide-brimmed hats. Bespoke services are also available. Everything is hand-blocked and hand-stitched.
During London Fashion Week, the designer plans to show off her spring collection — a play on prints and pleats — during a meet-and-greet.
Laura Apsit Livens
59 Duke Street, W1K 5NX