Karema's love of hats began at an early age while in high school in New York City she made her first hat out of some of her mother's fabric remnants. Their popularity grew and she was soon selling to her classmates at school. She went on to study fashion design at FIT and was subsequently hired to work at The Metropolitan Opera House as assistant milliner to the great Janet Linville where she expanded and perfected her skills as a hat maker. Her deep respect for her craft is evident in her hats-she makes each piece to measure. All hats are hand blocked on antique hat blocks and finished using old world millinery techniques often accented with antique trims and findings. Her hats have been sold at Barneys New York, Takashimaya Japan and several stores across the U.S.
Shop Karema Deodato Millinery at both Railroad St. Collective locations.