Misa Harada trained at The Royal College of Art in the mid 1990’s after which she spent four years designing for Royal appointed milliner Frederick Fox.
In 1998 Misa Harada launched her own label at Paris Fashion Week and her quirky yet elegant designs quickly became well known within fashion and millinery circles. Misa’s use of traditional millinery and unique style has been championed by former collaborators Katharine Hamnett, Thierry Mugler and Yohji Yamamoto. In November 2015, Misa’s retrospective exhibition titled “Hats off” was held at Pola museum in Tokyo.
As well as regularly featuring in Internationalfashion publications, Misa has designed hats and head pieces for celebrities that include The Scissor Sisters, The Rolling Stones, Mickey Rourke and Jennifer Aniston.
Today Misa Harada’s women’s and men’s collections are sold in over 120 retail outlets across fifteen countries. Mustahöyhen boutique in Helsinki is proudly one of them.
“Designing hats is one thing
but making them into my vision is another.”
– Misa Harada