As I’m sure most of you are aware, I recently launched my first collection of velour hats! I cannot tell you what a joy it has been to challenge myself in another area of millinery design and really be creative with a different medium. I started learning how to work with velour this summer, and I am now totally in love with the art.
For this collection, I was very much inspired by rich COLORS! I chose all my velour colors before I even had one design in mind, and then let the hat blocking begin. I drew a lot from what was on the runways for Fall11. All the textures from leathers, furs, lace to the rich colors of burgundy, hunter green, navy, brown and camel, truly inspired me. As for my hat designs, I took from silhouettes of the past. However, I tried to not stick to one specific style or decade specifically. I feel that anyone can wear a hat, you just need to find a style that works best for you, and I feel that this collections has a good variety of colors, shapes, and sizes from the 20s to the 70s.
I hope you all like them, and I cannot wait to continue to expand upon my hat collections in the future.