Kirsten. English brand of hats, founded in 1984. After studying at the London College of Fashion, Kirsten began her career in 1983. She presented her models at Hyper-Hyper in London, where she was discovered by Karl Lagerfeld. From 1984 on she worked on the collections of Chanel and Fendi and, after 1988, with Alistair Blair, Betty Jackson, Victor Edelstein, David Fielden and Katharine Hamnett. She made hats with a Surrealist inspiration that resembled, variously, corsets or croissants. Beginning in 1984, she sold her creations in her boutique in Portobello Green.