Unlike many of the biggest names in hat design, Arturo Rios doesn't hail from Europe. Instead, he's an American from Los Angeles. Between his proximity to Hollywood and his unique creations, he has quickly become a go-to designer for stars like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna.
When most people think of Rios, they think of the word "high-end". That's because his work has been featured in high-end publications like Vogue and Marie Claire, as well as on countless runways and red carpets.
Rios prides himself on a unique combination. Specifically, he takes vintage design principles and adds flair with modern twists. For Rios, virtually anything can be the inspiration for a new design -- from the flowers he sees blooming to the birds he sees flying. In fact, virtually all of his hats and fascinators incorporate feathers and/or flowers as a tribute to his fascination with nature. He doesn't shy away from using bright colors, bold shapes, and non-traditional embellishments, which is why so many people refer to him as a showstopper.
Even though he's based in Los Angeles, Rios has made a major splash on both sides of the Atlantic since his work first debuted in 2001. In fact, a number of his creations were spotted at the Royal Wedding in 2011.