photo Jörg Böh / Model Ava Elderwood
Head accessory is as important for Burlesque world as air is for breathing. Without a proper fascinator or mini top hat a Burlesque outfit is simply incomplete. Top hat and mini top hat as well as handcrafted hats ‘Made in Germany’ are passionately created and produced by hat artist “Das Haberdasher”. Hat making fell in to Wayne Artmann’s hands totally out of the blue. During his 3D-project in which he was told to illustrate a millinery, researching information made him fall in love with the traditional handcraft of hatting. A passion was born and passion, as we all know, creates the most wonderful things. This is the case with Artmann’s millinery. I myself know best about the problems with not-so-wonderful hats: They are either too small, too big or simply show a bad quality.
All of this does not apply to the top hats of DAS HABERDASHER. When the little box with my personal piece arrived, anticipation was high. Unwrapping was celebrated and this charming piece of artwork convinced me as soon as I held it in my hands. My Das-Haberdasher hat fitted perfectly and was the result of passionate, detailed work and had a great shape – I am actually still looking for a matching outfit of a similarly high quality. For the first time, the hat is not only the accessory, but the core element of an outfit. However, Wayne’s skills are not only limited on mini top hats: He creates all other kinds of hats, started by the classic pillbox and ending with the most extravagant hat creations you have ever seen.
Those who would like to get to know more about this young label can enjoy the fall sale and snatch one of the unique pieces for especially low prices. The pieces you find at DAWANDA or ETSY are totally worth a look! Apart from that, you know, a LIKE on FACEBOOK is essential, too… To take an extensive look at the creations of the label. Sale ends on October 13th, so hurry up!