by Paul Stafford

Who are we?

Paul Stafford - Designer/Maker

After graduating from Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences, Paul investigated ways in which he could combine his creativity with his scientific training and logical thinking. Millinery became the obvious path due to its basis in sculpture with the additional requirements of wearability and structural stability.

Initially Paul trained under Royal milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan where he learnt the traditional skills and handwork that allow for a perfect finish. He then took a Masters in Womenswear, specialising in millinery, at the Royal College of Art. His graduate collection has been photographed for Vogue UK, CR Fashion Book and Dazed and Confused.

Paul’s design roles include working in perfume bottle design for Thierry Mugler in Paris, and designing hats for Misa Harada (working on both Men’s and Women’s lines). Collaborations and freelance work has been undertaken for Yiqing Yin (Paris Couture Week) and Steffie Christiaens (Paris Fashion Week). He has exhibited at Fashion Space Gallery and in ShowCabinet, the exhibition space of ShowStudio.

Selina Horshi - Press, Sales and Marketing

Selina grew up in Northern Ireland with her Irish mother and Lebanese Father. She was the first in her immediate family to go to University, and graduated with an MA in English Literature from The University of Cambridge.

Her career started in the International Advertising department at The Times and Sunday Times, which allowed for extensive travel, before her interest in Social Media and Mobile technologies led her to move into the online team. Selina then enjoyed 5 years at The Economist, leaving the role of UK Digital Manager in order to start The Season with Paul.

The Season Hats

Combining Paul’s creativity with Selina’s business skills The Season brings to market exclusive hats that have a modern aesthetic while still being wearable and flattering. The launch collection (SS15) is currently available from Wolf and Badger and at The collection is also available from us directly and bespoke commissions are available upon request.

We want you to have a headpiece that is wonderfully finished using quality materials. A piece that is contemporary and flattering.