Anika Lopes has been designing couture millinery for fifteen years. She studied under one of the first black milliners in the city. Her technique begins with hand sculpted shapes, merged with hand blocking on rare antique hat blocks. Stellar construction and attention to detail complete the uniqueness of the designs, which are entirely hand-sewn. Abundant custom style options, including fittings, ensure a one-of-a kind hat or headpiece. Trained by some of the most recognized pillars of the industry, Anika Lopes has a distinct and fluid style that can be embraced by any hat lover or hat lover to be.
Her craft, influenced by an early love affair with sculpture, has been seen in film, on celebrities and in collaboration with Natasha Diggs.