Virna is a milliner and a maker with an intense passion and pride for her crafts, a sensualist feel for fabrics and forms with a meticulous and prophetic eye for detail and trends.
After growing up between the majesty of Rome and serenity of Tuscany Virna’s background in fashion and costume design brought her to the UK to complete and perfect her studies where she discovered and fall in love with the world of millinery.
While studying for the prestigious HNC from Kensington And Chelsea College she worked for textile artist and filmmaker Emily McMehen where she discovered a passion for textile art, fabric manipulation and large props.
After graduating she has worked and learned from the best British milliners including Philp Treacy and Piers Atkinson and progressed into theatrical millinery managing the studio at Rizvi Millinery TheHatrix working on award winning, global productions.
She has set up her own studio in 2017 where she creates props and millinery for shows, fashion editorials, music videos, film productions, and windows displays for a variety of clients including Katy Perry, Selfriges, LadBible and Cancer Research UK as well as developing her own brand of alternative- fetish inspired hats and accessories.