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Katerina Karoussos

  • Milliner
  • Athens, Greece
  • Master Artisan
Katerina Karoussos Milliner
Greek, English
By appointment only
+30 2106455821

Imagination, fashion and fabrics

  • • Katerina started out as a milliner in New York
  • • She oversees the hats of the Greek Presidential Guard and Aegean Airlines
  • • Her inspiration for new hats stems from materials

Katerina Karoussos has been working in the fashion industry since 1979. In 1986 she graduated in Millinery from the New York Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). She remained in New York for five years working for Eric Javits and Liz Clairborne. Upon her return to Athens, her vision was to keep the art of hat making alive and so she started collecting materials and equipment that other craftsmen were leaving behind. In 1990 she founded her atelier in Kolonaki, Athens and her business flourished. From a young age, Katerina designed and sewed her own clothes, and hats have always been an integral part of her daily outfit. She believes that it is crucial to teach crafts to young talented people so that all forms of art and craftsmanship may be preserved.

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Photo: ©Constantina Chnari
Capelino Rio Wide

The Capelino Rio Wide is a children's christening hat created from Swiss material which is no longer available on the market, and silk organza. This is a light and stylish hat for children.

Photo: ©Constantina Chnari
Capelino Baby Sisal

The Capelino Baby Sisal is created from Sisal mat and its decoration is in silk organza. This is a half mould, half pattern creation. It is a very light, elegant and romantic hat, which is suitable to wear as a christening hat for children.

Photo: ©Constantina Chnari

This Lori hat is created from extra fine Panama paper in a wooden mould. The bow decorating the hat takes us back in time. This is a city hat.

Photo: ©Constantina Chnari

The Roberta city hat is inspired by the interwar period. It is made of Panama paper, a material that makes the hat a little bit heavier.

Photo: ©Constantina Chnari

The Angelina hat is crafted from natural Panama in shades of beige and black. It is a hat suitable for both the beach and the city and complements a boyfriend style.

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