Sharing with you today one of the sets from the editorial for my new SS2016 Collection titled "Balthazar" featuring fabulous "Maharaja" head dress. Inspiration for the Collection came from the gift I received several months ago. It arrived to me from Milan, carefully packed in a beautiful gold box. Inside was a Balthazar bottle - a 12 liter bottle of Champagne. "In vine there is truth" and in this case Champagne became a great inspiration behind eloquent legends, each told in couture hats. "Maharaja" head dress became one of the staples of the "Balthazar" Collection.
Everything about this head dress is unique: starting from materials used and ending with delicate crystal embroidery on the center extension of the hat. Initially, there were several versions of embroidery pattern developed. I wanted to incorporate rich pallet of purple, light pink, ruby and white Swarovski crystals to create a very strong focal point. Beautiful Bird Of Paradise plumes were died scarlet and than fuchsia to achieve intense red color. In addition, I was incredibly lucky to obtain very rare silk velvet in sparkling ruby brought form France. There were only 3 yards of it available and I took them all!
"Maharaja" head dress was inspired by India, the country of jeweled colors, mysterious culture, amazing turbans, spices, a country of great Kings - Maharajas. One of my most favorite hats to this day. One of a kind head dress, that will never be recreated again.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
"Maharaja" Head Dress. "Balthazar" SS2016 Collection.
Posted by Anya Caliendo at Tuesday, October 06, 2015
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