Koch is a well-known face on the Beijing design scene. Milliner to the Chinese glitterati, she is something of an institution in the city. A tailor-made hat can range from 1,000 to 3,000RMB, although vintage hats from the designer's personal collection can also be hired. Koch has recently collaborated with Paper Tiger Shanghai to create some unique paper headpieces.
Her design have undoubted star quality, and have even been flaunted on both the red carpet and the silver screen, with some pieces worn by Yao Chen in Chinese blockbuster Fei Cheng Wu Rao 2 (If You Are The One 2). Koch also tells us she has sent a few boxes to Kate Middleton. For a tailor-made hat that's fit for a queen, simply book an appointment at Koch's atelier. Alice Mclnerney