Milano Imai: An Interview with China’s only Milliner Elisabeth Koch

Fashion on the Fields (FOTF) Expert and Fashionista, Milano Imai, came to Koch's Beijing Studio for a visit. Read about her interview with pictures and video on Milano's Fashion Blog...

The train raced through the bustling city of Beijing. I looked around, realising the only other foreigner besides me was my mother, Cool Marge.
As I sat, in awe of my surroundings, I was so grateful that FOTF had brought me here and given me this experience.

My journey began with an idea for a dress, a meeting with my friend and dress maker Andrew Semple, weeks of sewing, problem solving and finally wearing the finished product to Tattersall’s Girl’s Day Out Race Day one sunny Saturday in December.

Lucky enough to win first place, the amazing prize was a trip for two to one of four destinations; Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore or Shanghai. I chose my mum. And then we chose China. Amongst the many amazing sights, sounds and tastes we enjoyed during our trip, the highlight for me was having the opportunity to meet China’s one and only milliner, Elisabeth Koch. keep reading