Considered ‘an uproar of excess that channels the anarchic energy of our times’, Harvey Santos‘ ‘Riot’ SS/15 hat collection is full of color, whimsy + interesting details. Hand made hats + headpieces for women + men, a lot of them include signature + printed patterns, flower paillettes, crystals, glass + feathers in rambunctious colors.
Take this ‘Billie’ unisex flat cap (above), with an interesting brim made of two triangular shapes, made of hand printed cotton + cotton needlecord. Then there’s the ‘Lootie’ (above) a shopping cart headpiece, made of stainless steel, goose feathers, acetate flower paillettes + crystal.
‘Jill’, the wing headpiece (above) is so beautiful with its goose quills + goose coquilles in a rainbow of colors, assembled to mimic different wing motions, frozen in place. But my favorite has to be the ‘Kuh’ hat below. A silk draped coolie with goose quills, silk organza + straw, this ‘Kuh’ hat with its interesting silhouette, is both sexy + delicate.