Corina has always had a love for hand made sculptural forms, as a girl she could be found building structures with sticks and rocks on camping trips in the summer. During the school year Corina spent many afternoons at a local vintage store where she learned to appreciate the fashion and art of past eras. Corina attended Los Angeles County High School for The Arts where she explored non-traditional sculpture in their Visual Arts Program. Corina went to College in San Francisco where her love for hand-made sculptural forms found expression in floral design and jewelry making. While living in New York in 2001, Corina studied millinery at the Fashion Institute of Technology and was pleased to discover that she could create useful, beautiful objects with her hands. Since returning to Los Angeles in 2002, Corina has developed a uniquely hand crafted design and production process that allows for her artistic eye and innovative avant-garde style to flourish. Corina Haywood Hats styles are wearable in a timeless way, attemptingto blur the lines between classic, otherworldly and understated.
Since 2001, Corina has made hats for custom clients, private label collections and retail stores in California, New York, Taiwan and Japan. Corina's work has been featured in editorial spreads throughout her career and purchased for film and television productions.
You can order Corina Haywood Hats on her website, www.corinahaywoodhats.com, and in custom consultations at her home studio in Los Angeles. You can follow her on instagram at @corinamyla.