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misaharada emerged in the niche UK millinery circle in 1994. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Misa joined a British royal-appointed milliner, Frederick Fox. Over the next 4 years, she designed both his couture and commercial ranges.

In '98, Misa went solo and her debut women's collection captured the fashion world's attention when presented during Paris Fashion week. Known for her use of luxury fabrics and couture millinery techniques, Misa's hats and headpieces are appreciated for their elegance with a twist. Her designs have since gone from strength to strength and in 2005, she launched the eclectic and adventurous misaharada men's range, further cementing the brand's success and international recognition.

Misa's talent for unique craftsmanship was soon recognized and she began creating pieces for the catwalk shows of internationally renowned designers such as Katharine Hamnett and Thierry Mugler. Misa's passion for millinery extends beyond her sought-after collections and her ongoing collaborations. For the SS'08 season, Misa joined forces with Yohji Yamamoto for his catwalk collection, under his new "Red" Label. The success of this exciting partnership has led to an on-going collaboration where Yohji once again featured misaharada hats in his AW09-10 collection. Defined as a distinctive and reputable talent, Misa also joined forces and created one off pieces with Hermes, Missoni, Bora Aksu and Reem.

Commissions from style icons and celebrities include mens hats for The Scissor Sisters, The Rolling Stones, Mickey Rourke as well womens headwear for Jennifer Aniston's wedding, Britney Spear's "Blackout" album cover and hats for Janet Jackson's "All for you" tour. misaharada was also behind many of the millinery delights featured in the "Sex and the City" series. Misa's hats have also featured in advertising campaigns for Mac and Cinzano.

The misaharada collection remains popular with the fashion press, featured in some of the most respected titles including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W and i-D. The brand today retails in over 120 outlets across 15 countries such as Bloomingdales, Fortnum & Mason, Le Bon Marche, with a London flagship store in Notting Hill Gate opened in December 2011.