Blanc is the brand name, created by Konstantinia Vafeiadou for a unique collection of handmade hats that was first launched in 2013, in Athens. Blanc hats fashion a mixture of materials, featuring strong geometry and historical references that combine design elegance and functionality. Each piece is handcrafted, unique and individual, incorporating traditional materials and modern techniques. Konstantinia Vafeiadou was raised in Serres, a city in Northern Greece, in the creative environment of her father’s art atelier. There she first came in touch with color, shapes and textures that determined her future career. After completing her studies in Fine Arts and Costume design at London College of Fashion she worked as a freelance costume designer for theatre productions and produced a number of performances presented in festivals and theatres in Greece and abroad. Her passion for craftsmanship and design inspired her to experiment on millinery techniques and explore the boundaries between fashion and art.