First week back at uni on Monday and I start with an intensive course in millinery. So of course, there was some pre-uni research to be done. Look for inspiration from the 1920-1930s and current trends to come up with a storyboard for the design of a Cloche hat and Sinamay hat. So, I turned to the both the internet and books to find some magical inspiration images.
‘A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat.‘ – Martha Sliter
‘Few women have ever been able to resist the temptation to try on a hat and discover in the mirror a person they never suspected was there. A hat alters the image we have of ourselves, and the image others see as well. For the hours we wear it, it brings out different dimension in our personality, much as a costume aids an actress in her role.’ –Anonymous