The half hat is a classic of the 1950s. Anyone who has seen the movie Carol will be in no doubt about the power of the half-hat. A particular strength is how well it can work with your hairstyle. So many hats require hair to be tied up or concealed – this one actively complements your style, holding it in place.
Easy to wear and secured either with its own veiling or with covered elastic to the nape of the neck. Good for day but even better for evening and a nice alternative to a fascinator.
This one came to me in a sorry state, wilting feathers dangling from yellowing glue and torn nylon veiling. With these sad vestiges gone, the gorgeous lustre of the lilac velvet really came through, especially basking in the reflected light of a little gold beading. A hat to love once again, especially when so many designers are making us fall in love with velvet this season.
#LHW London Hat Week 6-12 October 2016