By Rosemary Feitelberg, October 25, 2023
Reaching the 25-year mark as an independent New York City-based designer takes some muscle, and even more so if your specialty is hats.
In the sparsely populated field of U.S.-based milliners, Eugenia Kim has built a following for her inventive and at times irreverent styles. To celebrate her brand’s milestone, Kim will host a cocktail party at the Efrain Lopez gallery in TriBeCa Thursday night. There’s also an “Icon” collection in honor of the anniversary that features 12 tongue-in-cheek designs from her repertoire, including an ashtray fascinator, a candy pink felt haircut hat, a distressed leather fascinator with what looks likes an everything bagel with cream cheese and lox, and the Matisse-inspired “Jonah” bucket hat feathered with fish motifs.