Friday, 4 March 2011

The Panama Hat

This ridiculous! I had no idea hats could be made this way - talk about naive! Its like the most insane French braid, which I am rubbish at doing so this seems like fine art to me. How amazing though, the time, effort and craftsmanship put into this hat is fantastic. I do love to learn about the heritage of fashion and accessories, and this is a great insight to the origins of the Panama hats and importantly its still a tradition continued today.  The Panama hat is essentially the straw hat originally from Ecuador; Trilby like in shape with a wide brim. The Panama Hat eternally chic...

Miroslava Duma and Madewell and how they wear theirs. I've got mine, have you? Eugenia Kim at Shopbop has some great ones.

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