Q&A with Hat Designer Misa Harada
What's your name and the name of your collection?
Misa Harada , our new SS17 collection's theme is “ Underwater love"
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Japan and came to London back in 1987, so I can say London was the place I grew up.
Where and what did you study?
Graduated from RCA (royal college of art) specialising in millinery
Where can we find your label?
Fenwick’s and Fortnum & mason in the UK, Le bon marche in Paris, Isetan in Japan, etc.
What or who inspired you to go into fashion?
Much to my parent’s distress, I was clubbing almost every night in the late 80’s. I decided to go into Fashion design after that and met my millinery tutor, Shirley Hex who was teaching Philip Tracy at RCA at the time. Shirley was the one changed my life and still is my biggest inspiration. On the fist day we first met, I decided to pursue a millinery career which was over 20 years ago now.
What's your biggest aspiration?
I would love more people to wear and enjoy hats , which is easy to say but it has become my task in life.