A Bit about the process:
At first the idea for a new design is a vague image in my mind, which may simmer there for weeks or months. Then I ( Victoria) may share the idea with Andy during a casual discussion usually at a cafe over coffee. Then quick scribbles on a napkin or in a dog eared sketch book, starts the process. The collaboration begins. The idea may be formalized as an official reference sketch or Andy may be so enthusiastic about getting started that he may start carving the "block" or form for the hat soon after. Here we may deliberate and agonize over the shaping of the sculpture for days sometimes weeks, always keeping in mind the final outcome: an interestingly beautiful and very wearable hat. And then the making begins.
The edge of the wool is reinforced with wire which I shaped and hand stitched on. Wiring helps to maintain the shape of the hat. The shape is finished with two elegant rows of hand stitched brown velvet. Dupioni silk adds luxury as the lining. A hand-stitched piece with absolutely no glue.
This "Nouveau Shell" will fit a head size of 21 1/2 to 22".
Please contact us with any questions about sizing or this piece.
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