gretchelina on Apr 3, 2016
Love it! Already cranked out a dress. 😄
Christine Zwozdesky on Mar 22, 2016
Style has lots of creative possibilities and "bohemian" is BACK! Shipped promptly! Great communication with vendor.
Sculptural Headwear for Earthlings by Jasmin Zorlu
Born in Germany to a fiesty red-headed American mother and intense dark haired father, I was fortunate to travel all over the world. Living in Japan from the tender age of 5 to 9 helped me soak up their stark minimalistic design aesthetic. I moved to the wonderlands of Iceland at 9 because of my mother's job as an art teacher, residing in a fishing village and soaking up their modernistic design. I ate plenty of fish there!
In High School, I aspired to be a clothing designer, and was admitted to Otis-Parsons in Los Angeles. Instead I decided to go to the University of Michigan and follow a liberal arts education, earning a degree in Art History. In my Junior year, I took a Millinery course offered by the theater department, and was instantly hooked. I moved to New York City shortly after graduation and assisted the hatter Rod Keenan, and several other milliners, including James Coviello and Tracy Watts. I also obtained a degree in Accessory Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, moving out to the west coast for a brief foray into Footwear Design.
In San Francisco, I designed women's caps and hats for Goorin Brothers (www.goorin.com), freelancing for 2 years for them. I now live in exciting New York City again, teaching Millinery in the Fashion school at Parsons the New School for Design. I also teach independent workshops on my own, in Freeform Hat Blocking and Cocktail Hatmaking with Horsehair.
I work with fish leather, straws, horeshair (called crinoline also), fur and wool felt, and reclaimed cashmere. 95% of my work is completely done by hand and is one-of-a-kind.
Erykah Badu, Bjork, Kat Von D (bought through Etsy!) Neil Young, and Tom Waits have my hats. Read a recent article which appeared in 'O, the Oprah Magazine' in March 2013:
Owner, Maker, Designer
Born in Germany to a fiesty red-headed American Artist and intense dark haired Turkish Interpretor/ Translator, I came to appreciate art and traveling. Portrait by Liz Caruana: http://www.lizcaruana.com/
I'm selling my tools, supplies and vintage clothing on my Etsy store now. You can see my handmade hats at www.jasminzorlu.com
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Items paid for on Friday-Sunday will be shipped on Monday/Tuesday, provided that the payment from Etsy clears. Please note that if you are paying by ECheck, it will take up to one week to clear your payment before I can ship your item to you.