©2019 SASSA ANN VAN WYK

Sassa´s luxury headwear exudes style and individuality with a non-conformist attitude … as a result of a genuine desire to make hats to thrill and amaze.

“…and when I manage to transfer this feeling to anyone - wearing or gazing at one of my hats - I’ve reached my objective“ 

Background

Sassa with her South African roots grew up in the Alps of Northern Italy where she developed a creative eye and a talent for sculptural design and craftmanship.

At the age of 13 she knew what she wanted to be, a hat maker. At a viennese fashion school she studied the art of millinery from scratch and won the feltmakers craftsmanship prize in 2014 at the age of 16. Soon after that she quit school to work with Philip Treacy in London.

 

2 years later - after completing her studies at the fashion institute she was awarded the 'Startstipendium Mode des Bundeskanzleramts' which allowed her to set up her own studio in November 2018.

 

All creations are made by hand in Sassa’s Vienna studio, with the utmost attention to details, using vintage and reclaimed fabrics, finest quality materials and unexpected findings.