Updated: Mar 11
Innovation Award Winner
For Hattember 2021, entrants were sent a set of materials and challenged to create hats and headpieces related to the theme 'the places we'll go'.
My entry in the Bridal and Evening Category, inspired by magical Venice, is designed for a masked ball.
’Venezia Masquerade’ explores Venice’s unique architecture and culture. The pleated gold fabric crown is inspired by the domes of St Mark’s Basilica.
White silk and gold veiling form a traditional Venetian tricorn edged with white Petersham. The gold veiling recalls the diamond design on the Doge’s Palace.
White paglina braid, veiling and silk create a Venetian mask, perfect for Carnevale. Gold rhinestones emphasise the classic Venetian diamond design.
A pouf of white tulle and paglina, shaped like a Venetian fan, completes the piece.
'Venezia Masquerade' won the Innovation Award in the Bridal & Evening Category.