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Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 2:18 pm
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Hats On To Lana

This may sound like a present day fairy tale… The dreams and aspirations of a young girl living under the shadow of the Ural Mountains in Russia to fulfilling her dream that one day she would have her own fashion label.

It seems just too incredible to be true but sometimes dreams and reality work together as they have done here in Edinburgh. Lana Gruni, now grown up, came to live in Edinburgh and one night was taken by friends to Musselburgh Racecourse.

It was an experience that was to shape her future life and present her with a business opportunity. It was at Musselburgh she saw a gap in the fashion market for someone to make or create individual pieces of art to adorn the heads of ladies attending the racecourse and other events.

hat3Fast forward and the Lana Gruni Fashion Label is known and respected at home and abroad. Using recycled and traditional materials, which she combines with great artistry, Lana creates individual hats of distinction for her growing list of clientele.

In 2012 Gruni Hats was invited to take part in the London Fashion Week held at the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair. Gruni hats graced and enhanced the appearance of the models on the catwalk for the large audience gathered to appreciate. The Gruni Fashion Label had arrived!

The Lizard, a rather special hat was seen at Royal Ascot in 2013 captured on You Tube and viewed over 42,000 times. Since then Gruni hats have made appearances at most of the Racetracks in Britain where their individuality has been greatly admired.

hat 2In December 2015, Gruni created The Blue Hat for the Duchess of Cambridge and sent it to London. Shortly afterwards the hat was returned along with a letter from Kensington Palace expressing regret that the Duchess of Cambridge was unable to accept gifts from commercial organisations. Lana decided to donate the Blue Hat to one of her chosen charities, Kidney Research Scotland.

The Lana Gruni Fashion label has now more than arrived – it’s up and running.

www.gruni.co.uk 

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