TOUCH, 3 colour velourfelt hat.  

The milliner Karin Fronius was born in Vienna. In her teens she already felt attracted to all kinds of accessories, hats in particular. This passion became more serious and demanding. Especially her love for understated elegance, impeccable workmanship together with a touch of humor and the interest in experimenting with different materials and combining them in an unexpected way.

The logic step was to study millinery design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, to become a true milliner. What followed were collaborations with designers like Ronaldus Shamask, Murray Moss and Han Feng. Her inventive and whimsical creations where available at Barney´s New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Charivari, Chen.

In her atelier she produces handblocked and handcrafted from start to finish one of a kind signature hats, occasionally with a matching bag in various materials like the finest felts, straws, casmere, silks, precious vintage fabric, leather, ribbons....

In 1993 her work was shown for the first time in Germany (Galerie Westermeier, München). Exhibitions followed in the years 1994, 1995 and 1996.

In 2003 she created hats for a theater production in Italy and head pieces were to be seen at the Bayrischer Kunstverein, Munich.

Since 2004 she is a permanent member of Art Up, Vienna. She considers her profession a calling. Her great passion of designing and creating hats became true. Each unique and alluring piece finds its way to the customer to enhance and flatter the wearer´s appearance and to develop its true character.



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