Pan-African Fashion Featuring Crystal Birch
GLAMOUR South Africa|April 2019

Some of us may have known her as a stylist, but today Crystal Birch is a milliner and businesswoman, continuously inspiring us with new imaginative hat collections that invite us into her wonderful world. Here, the ever-sowelcoming milliner sheds some light on the past, present and future.

Mira Leibowitz

Before you tapped into the milliner business, how did you end up finding yourself in the styling world?

I started cutting up my clothes as a four-year-old and knew then that I would like to reimagine other designers’ clothing one day. After studying fashion at the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion, I became a stylist to prevent a routine studio life as a designer. This way, I could travel and play around on set with everyone else’s designs.

What encouraged you to take the leap from freelance styling to milliner and business owner?

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