Karen Henriksen


Karen Henriksen has built an international reputation for her singularly stylish interpretations of classic hat styles for women and men. She brings a milliner’s aesthetic and craftsmanship to everyday headwear, striking a carefully considered balance between elegance, innovation and practicality.

Her couture creations are similarly striking, combining traditional and vintage millinery materials and classic techniques with a fresh, contemporary aesthetic. Whilst often evocative of another era, these scultural pieces are distinctly modern.

Karen designs and makes her men’s, women’s and couture collections entirely in her London studio at Cockpit Arts, where she established the brand in 2005.

A regular presence at leading fashion accessories trade show Premiere Classe, held during Paris Fashion Week each season, the award-winning brand has been seen in both international and British publications, including Vogue, Harpers, The Times, and The Telegraph.

Karen Henriksen hats can be found in boutiques and department stores across Europe, and in Korea, Japan, New York and Australia. A pioneer in selling headwear online, 2019 marks a 10 year milestone for her own online hat shop.

Karen is also the author of ‘Design and Make Fashion Hats’ (A&C Black 2009) - a practical, detailed and inspiring guide to millinery.