Ruslan Baginskiy started his career as a stylist almost 10 years ago, and at the same time he was creating his first couture headwear pieces for fashion photoshoots. The eponymous brand was founded in 2015 in Lviv and now is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. First RB hats were handcrafted by a designer, who was gaining experience in local artisan workshops, where unique production technologies were preserved. “When I looked at archival photographs of the XX century, it always seemed unfair to me that hats have depreciated over the years and a whole culture has disappeared. I want to make the headgear great again, it deserves to be an essential part of the men’s and women’s wardrobe”, Ruslan says.