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About Zani

Leah Zani founded Atelier Zani in 2020. Zani’s hats embody her passion for the craft and art of millinery. Zani crafts her hats using traditional blocking and draping techniques learned over more than a decade of millinery practice. An anthropologist by training, many of her methods are inspired by cultural investigations into Euro-American millinery traditions including hand-curled brims and handsewn finishes. Her atelier upholds timeless craftmanship in headpieces for every gender expression.

Zani presents a small annual line of hats, focused around a selection of unisex shapes offered in seasonal colors. Her atelier is open year-round for individual projects: bespoke headpieces, resized hats, and refurbished vintage hats. To schedule a design consultation, send an email to or via the contact page on this website. 

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