Issue 59


Oct/Nov/Dec 2013 The HAT Magazine – Issue 59 – Out Now! See below for contents of this issue of the magazine. All prices are inclusive of postage.

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A Conversation with Young British designer Noel Stewart, the new Creative Director of Christys’ London

Travels with my Hat… to São João da Madeira, Portugal, a town born of hats and felt. We knew that for many years Portugal had been paramount in making fur felt, but we never realised the extent of the industry before our visit

Retail Experience Profiles of great hat shops, this issue we visit: Hüte und Mützen in Luzern and Coup de Chapeau in Bern, Switzerland

Hat Festivals We travel around Europe for a summer of hat festivals, visiting: The Bridport Hat Festival in Dorset, England; Estivales du Chapeau at Caussade and Septfonds, France and judge their annual international hat competition; Chapeau Moscow, in Russia and Mut zum Hut in Neuburg, Germany

On The Catwalks of London A snapshot of the headwear at this seasons London catwalk shows

Street Style What the sharp kids wore to London Fashion week

Workroom Technique Making a soft beret from a flat pattern

Designer Sketchbook Take inspiration from Rachel Richardson’s millinery sketchbook themed ‘Modern Architecture’

Trade Show Reports Hats and accessories for SS2014 with our round up of this season’s shows. First Düsseldorf visiting: DATE; the Fashion Houses; The Gallery; Hall 29; Double U and Premium. Then to London for: Scoop; Pure; London Designer Exhibition, including Headonism and to Birmingham for Moda UK. Then to Paris for Capsule; Tranoï; Première Classe and Salon Chapmod

Looking Ahead The colours, fabrics and trims for AW14/15. We report from Première Vision and Mod Amont

Hatty Christmas Some suggestions for hat-tastic presents, for the hat fanatic who has everything

The HAT Directory Source those suppliers here

News, Views and Events The latest hat trade news including coverage of: Margaret Partington, founder of Elegant Hats For Hire, hangs up her hat; Luton’s Tony Boothroyd retires and Olney Headwear prepares for it’s 100 year celebrations