The definition of hat, according to the Fashion - Hat folder in the SVA Pictures Collection, is loose. It encompasses not only your traditional brimmed chapeau but also a variety of other less conventional headwear - tiny little pieces of felt perched precariously on foreheads, turbans, veils, headdresses, strange long knitted head adornments… if it goes on a head, it’s here. The folder is packed to the brim (sorry) - it contains probably around 200 images. You don’t need me to tell you that hats serve a countless variety of purposes and signify a great deal of different things - fascinators for British weddings; large plumed concoctions for a day at the races; a baseball cap to show how chill you are; a backwards baseball cap to show how SUPER CHILL you are, circa 1996; a toque for Canadian winters; a hat removed or replaced to show respect; a beret for French cosplay and vintage warfare. However, if you find yourself lacking inspiration in the headwear department - for aesthetic, painterly, temperature-related or merely recreational reasons, this folder is the place to find it.
Jan 12 2018