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We are very excited to start our online workshops! My hat brand started 10 years ago. I turned my passion for hats designing into a profession by self-learning by trial and error. Each collection required me to discover how I turn my ideas from sketches into finished products that combine fashion and art.  The knowledge I gained and my unconventional designs led me to teach courses and workshops all over the world. From London, Amsterdam, Madrid, New York, Chicago to Melbourne and Sydney. The workshops allowed me to be exposed and get to know a lot of people and different design and artistic approaches. Each one improved and developed me and my techniques and abilities and what is done in the studio....

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"Fashionably Naive" Exhibition at GINA gallery of international naive art

GINA Gallery curated an historic exhibition in which Israel's leading fashion designers will be launching a unique collection of apparel, hats, shoes and jewelry inspired by the world of Naive Art.   My attitude to fashion and creation process is how can I break the restrictiveregulations, develop new ways and angles to observe the making process and strive to give innovative, additional interpretations to the known reality. Naïve Art allows us- as a grownup audience- a childlike perspective on everyday life, optimistic and colorful. I perceive both genres (the worlds of art and hats) as parallel lines that manage to connect in few places. the six hats I have created try and show us a glimpse of these interfaces.On the hats, which are actually fascinators, I built dioramas that depict everyday...

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Workshops Around the Globe

IN-HOUSE WORKSHOP Blocking and Draping with felt  Thursday February 23nd  04:00 PM - 08:00 PM friday February 24rd 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM   Felt blocking is one of the oldest techniques of hat making and one of Maor’s  favorite materials to work with. It allows to create sculpted hats with lots of texture and depth.  during this class we will explore the world of felt and create a beautifully blocked/draped hats by combining a few techniques. We will learn how to use wood blocks to create our base hats and drape felt while exploring its countless possibilities. Later we will manipulate the material, paint it, distress it and bleach it as Maor guides you through the whole process.  click here for...

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