The Season Hats have exhibited during London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week and have been featured in luxury press across the world, including Vogue Italia, Vogue India, L'Officiel Thailand, Huf Magazine, Schon, OK! and many more. Designed by award-winning milliner, Paul Stafford, and made by hand in Derry-Londonderry from the highest quality materials, The Season Hats offers casual hats, hairbands, headpieces and our signature folding hats for special occasions.
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 Hats with Paul. She now works as a Director at The White Horse in Derry as well as on press and buying for The Season Hats.
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.