Luke Song

Luke Song
Born Seoul, South Korea
Nationality American
Occupation Fashion designer
Labels Mr. Song Millinery

Luke Song is an American contemporary high fashion milliner designer.



Luke Song(hangul=송 욱 born in December 1972 in Seoul, South Korea) is a 5th generation Seoulite who grew up in the fashionable district of Myongdong. He moved to the Detroit suburbs in 1982 and graduated from Birmingham Seaholm High School. He first studied Bio-Chemistry, but eventually ended up studying fine arts at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Luke's artistic career lead him eventually to Paris, France, but he found the art of hat making during his journey back home to Michigan. He began his career as a milliner in 1997. He incorporated Moza Inc. in 1998 and his label Mr. Song Millinery is currently sold in over 500 boutiques around the world. Luke has been also designing for many other fashion companies and designs products for the movies, TV, books, magazines, and other venues. He collaborates with many artists around the world for gallery exhibitions and special exhibitions. He is currently working on 6 joint projects in Japan, France, South Korea and USA. He is also known as "Mr. Song" by most of his clients.

Mr. Song Millinery

The original showroom in Detroit was open until 2009. It is now merged into one location at 29890 Southfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076.

Moza Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and with his label mr. song millinery and by the year 2000 there were in over 200 plus boutiques and stores. Currently the hats are found in over 500 boutiques and stores around the world. The label attracted many loyal clienteles and the hats were being worn by many celebrities around the country among them was the "queen of Soul", Aretha Franklin.

The Inaugural Hat

Aretha Franklin wore one of Song's hats at the inauguration of Barack Obama. The now nicknamed "The Inaugural Hat" received worldwide media attention.[1][2][3][4] In May, 2011 "The Inaugural Hat" was inducted into the Smithsonian Museum.[5] An identical replica of the hat (the only other one in existence) is displayed currently at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH.[6]

Mr Song Millinery is based in Southfield, Michigan, USA.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Micheline Maynard, Luke Song, The New York Times, March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Joy Sewing, Aretha Franklin’s church hat in high demand
  3. ^
  4. ^ January 25, 2009.
  5. ^ name="Wendy Williams"
  6. ^ name="Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

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