My name is Laura. I started Silky Sleek with the aim of normalizing headwear in the street fashion and establishing it as a fashion item. In terms of inclusivity, in my experience, there is still a long way to go when it comes to wearing headwear. Currently, headwear is primarily available for women undergoing chemotherapy and those focused on cultural or religious beliefs.
I was bald for a year due to alopecia, which compelled me to wear something. However, I couldn't find anything fashionable that would make me feel strong, beautiful, and feminine. I could only find headwear that immediately labeled me as either sick or religious. With my background in fashion as a fashion photographer, this was a significant obstacle for me. As an entrepreneur, I wanted to change that, and that's how Silky Sleek was born. Headwear with matching womenswear. My mission is to offer high-quality, luxurious pre-made headwear that every woman, with or without hair, can wear as a fashion item.
Silky Sleek has a mix & match concept. You can combine your headwear with matching wrap skirts, palazzo pants, kimonos, and crop tops, or mix the prints. This way, your headwear truly becomes a part of your look and style, and it is no longer just an accessory worn out of necessity or cultural reasons. The goal is to expand Silky Sleek in terms of both the team and the collection within the next year. We plan to add swimwear and sportswear, such as a beautiful yoga outfit.
Headwear is not only powerful, feminine, and unique in appearance but also practical! It keeps your hair out of the way during a workout, protects your hair and skin from the sun, and helps you get out the door quickly, even on a bad hair day. Additionally, all designs are developed so that you don't need wrap skills. The headwraps, turbans, and headscarves are comfortable, breathable, and pre-made, suitable for women with and without hair.
All Silky Sleek designs are designed and manufactured in Europe - inspired by people, cities, and places from all over the world. This is my story, and I hope it can add a bit of positivity to your story. P.S. My hair has fully grown back, a reminder that anything is possible in life!