Image, courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Applied Arts Budapest.
Photographer Regős Benedek.

Valeria Fazekas is an independent designer and milliner.

Valeria’s hats reflect her convictions as a designer: her unique handcrafted pieces are simultaneously functional apparel accessories and objects that possess an emphatic sculptural quality.

Valeria Fazekas is an independent designer and milliner. By her own admission, Valeria’s style is imbued with a passion for the elementary geometric spatial forms of modernism and constructivism. She is interested in the dynamism of structures as well as the diversity of materials, colours and textures. The careful balance between symmetry and asymmetry create multidimensional perspectives. Variability and movement play crucial roles in her objects and create multiple different ways of wearing them.

Valeria studied design at Hungarian University of Arts and Design (later known as MOME: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) Budapest, Hungary.

She opened her first two shops in Budapest in 1994 and 1998, and since she has exhibited her hats internationally, including Tent London; Blickfang, MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) Vienna; Blickfang, Kongresshaus, Zürich; Chapeau Création, Atelier Musée du Chapeau, Chazelles sur Lyon; Galeria Reverso, Lisbon; Schmuck Galerie Detail3, Düsseldorf; Next Galerie, Leiden, The Netherlands; Hilde Leiss Jewelry Gallery in Hamburg; Mākslas galerija PUTTI, Riga; Galerie V&V, Vienna; Kunsthalle Budapest; and the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest among many others.