S/S 14/15

This collection was inspired by a recent trip to Europe. While walking through art galleries in France, Italy, Spain and London I came across works by Monet, Renoir, Van Gough, Picasso and Matisse. I had been experimenting with raffia for a while and after looking at works from this collection of artists I had an urge to do something a little different. I wanted to create organic pieces that spoke of the lightness of spring.

I kept this piece raw without added colour or embellishment. I used the raffia to create the form and shape. The result is a hat that is simple in its beauty and can be worn with a variety of colours.

'Wheat field' Hat p.o.a

'Wheat field' Hat p.o.a

The 'Succulent Hat' was created with a specific outfit in mind. I have long been a fan of Melbourne Fashion label Gorman. When I found the Gorman desert days dress, I just knew that I needed to make a hat to go with it. The base is made from raffia which has been hand dyed navy blue. The succulents are made from hand dyed silk and are finished with top stitched embellishments. Although this particular hat is not for sale. A hat using a similar method can be commissioned.

'Succulent' Hat worn by Milliner Lucy Carter
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