Katharina M., hat-designerKatharina M. is a real « French » brand name, and even we could say a « Parisian »- brand, all hats are made in France.
Her style is light, with mouvementing volumes and luminous colours, Katharina M. «shates » the elegant and modern woman of today.
She is inventing hats like real outrageous sculptures, unique pieces or series, they are created for the active, elegant (and self-confident) woman.
The « haute de gamme »-hats of Katharina M.
are made of various materials; like fur felt, the straws sisal, parabuntal, banana fibre, or luxurious fabrics like silk, knitwear 100% cotton or alpaca and sometimes using incredible mixtures like beads, pearls and metal-mesh.
The women discovering a hat of Katharina M. are wearing a hat which accompanies hem in all circumstances of life, because every hat is worn in multiple ways:
There is an ideal hat for each faces and each occasion; from the most extravagant till the more easy to wear, practical and comfortable, always with a bits of humour and amusements, to protect against all weather conditions; the cold, the rain, or sunshine, or..........
Naturally the ideal hat is, which gives a sparkling in the eye, or underline the shapes of a face, gives a charming, sign a determination, or simply improves the beauty and character of women.......
Madame K. Ménier, the designer of Katharina M., is born in Munich/south-Germany and lived in numerous countries, from Paraguay to HongKong, and passing by USA, Canada and Namibia. In Montréal/Canada she studies the profession of « Modiste » (hat maker) in 1994.
On April 2002 she opens her « Atelier-Boutique » in the 14th Arrondissement of Paris. Between 1998 and 2005, Madame K. Ménier is attending several professional and public tradefares, and differnet Art-expositions (Musée d'Art Moderne à Arnhem, Galerie Art et Casey à Rotterdam, Dutch Museum of Textiles à Tilburg, Karmel couvent Museum à Drachten ,Fils et Métiers à Varaignes en France ou encore au Musée du Textiles du Louvre à Paris ).
Her multiples residences in contact with very different cultures, her taste to travel and for our nature, are giving the inspirations to design these hats so close to sculptures, circular movements.
In this world of uniformity, where everybody needs to restore his proper personality, the so very simple gesture of clothing on a Beret, or a summer straw-hat or even a beautiful original fur felt hat, reveals the needs of women, having the feeling of being so exceptional.
The brand Katharina M. is sold in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Luxemburg, Swiss, Russia, Japan, and USA.