I wanted to create a very colorful spectrum of beanies. Beanies that would appeal not only to the young group of people, like, let's say, my now 19 year old daughter Anastasia but also young people in their mid-20s to 30s. Before going away to College, Anastasia had a big party and made sure to stop by my Atelier with her friends. The girls could not stop trying on every single beany in every color ultimately telling me that these are the "coolest beanies ever" and "may I please have one in every single color". :-)
While some beanies were done in traditional manner - knitted from silk yarn. Four of the styles were created very differently. For example, I used shredded on bias, distressed hand colored georgette silk in variations from pale pink into intense candy pink colors and the same technique was used in creating blue beany: hand died georgette from pale blue (almost white) into intense electric blue color.
Red beanie (secretly my most favorite out of the group) was created out of distressed silk yarn recycled from variations of silk. This is exactly why you see splashes of emerald, purple, yellow and orange in the body of the red beany. The final result came up to be so much better that I expected. Brings smile to my face
Another great thing about this beanies is that they are the kind of hat that could be worn in the Spring and in the Fall too :-) . They have made such an amazing addition to the "Ghost gardens" Collection. All our guests found them so much fun! :-) I chose to display them along the spectacular fire place in the main living room of the Dior Suite along with colorful pom-poms scattered around. :-)
Here you see our beautiful model Rozi modeling right next to the display of my beanies. As you can see even grand dame Dior loved wearing a blue version of beanie.I am wishing everyone wonderful, warm Fall weekend ahead and will see you back here next Tuesday with a new post on our beauty team and my wonderful guests of Presentation at St.Regis Hotel. :-)
All images are by Ed Hafizov.