There is a very thin line between Theatrical Millinery and Couture Millinery and a lot of the times I keep restraining myself from crossing it over into the Theater. This, time, however, I decided to embrace the idea of creating a hat that would be unapologetically theatrical. I wanted to create "napoleon" style hat for a very long time now. And so I created "Josephine" :-)
espite its obvious French origin, inspiration for the "Josephine" came to me from Fellini movies. Not just one but several! One of the signature motives through the entire body of work by Fellini is his love for parades. In fact, I can not recall a single movie by Federico Fellini where at list several of the scenes are not shot against the parade background. " Inspired by a childhood love of the circus, Fellini used parades in all his films--not structured parades but informal ones, people moving together toward a common goal or to the same music, some in the foreground, some farther away. "8 1/2" ends with a parade that has deliberate circus overtones, with a parade of musicians, major characters, and the grotesques, eccentrics and "types" that Fellini loved to cast in his films." - Roger Ebert.
And so the entire theatrical presence of "Josephine" was absolutely fine with me. I used the most beautiful, finest Italian lace in delicate ivory and gold. If you are to meet "Josephine" in person, it would grit you with fountain of sparkles. :-) The outtake shots from my SS2017 Look Book photographed by Ed Hafizov. Model - Anastasia Safonof. Make Up - Roshar.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
"Josephine" Hat, SS2017 "The Fellini Files" Collection. NYFW
Posted by Anya Caliendo at Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Labels: Anya Caliendo Millinery Haute Hats Couture Millinery SS2017 NYFW Fellini Hats Josephine Napoleon Hat