Laura Apsit Livens of Mayfair – Opening Party

Laura Apsit Livens of Mayfair – Opening Party

Laura Apsit Livens



Laura sitting on her stair case display inside the atelier

“Its been a lot of hard work and late nights, but I am ecstatic with the finished result.”

Its all about customer experience – the fantastic surrounding of the showroom reflects the quality of the pieces inside the atelier. It’s a feast for the eyes. Laura Apsit Livens compliments her Mayfair setting by offering bespoke consultations on call.

For Laura, it really is all about the total image, with race season in full swing and royal ascot fast approaching there is no better location to acquire a stunning outfit finished off with an incredible hat.


She tells us how she is motivated by her incredible neighbours, “I can’t wait for Shop at Bluebird to open up next door at Duke Street Emporium, and across the road Selfridges shadows the same street, this is an fantastic location with the footfall of Oxford Street but the Luxury setting of setting of Mayfair.”

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Make sure to pop in to see the copper coin covered floor.

Laura (24) graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2011 where she studied BA(Hons) Cordwainers Accessories during which she worked for Philip Treacy. Whilst there she worked during the royal wedding (April 2011) and for couture houses including Valentino, Givenchy, Armani Privé and Alexander McQueen. She is also an alumnus of Central Saint Martins foundation course, graduating in CSM’s most successful foundation year.

She has been producing her own collections as well as collaborating with other design houses, most recent being Louis Vuitton for their L’invitation au Voyage campaign, Hasan Hejazi and Boodles the Jewellers. She has built up a star-studded client list including Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, Jessie J and the Duchess of Westminster, she has been featured in Magazines including LOVE Magazine, W magazine, Hello, Tirade, Suitcase and Elle.

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The beautiful setting of Brown Hart Gardens, Duke Street

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Laura was sponsored for the event by Kieran Tudor from D&J Ambrose and Sexy Hair

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At the event we sipped on luxury Black Moth vodka cocktails

As a hat designer she believes that it is of utmost importance that we do not see couture millinery disappear. It is important for her to use modern designs with old couture techniques, each piece being hand blocked and individually hand stitched without the use of any machinery. To find out more

59 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 5NX

Twitter @LauraLivens

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London Milliner and bespoke hat designer Laura Apsit Livens creates the highest quality head pieces from her Mayfair studio and showroom in central London