While in New York for Fashion Week, I had the pleasure of meeting milliner Lola Ehrlich of Lola Hats at her Brooklyn atelier. Nestled in the heart of Bushwick’s growing street art scene, Lola’s spacious workshop is bustling with a small group of artisans aiming to preserve the art of the handmade hat. I was in awe after witnessing the age-old process of molding a classic felt fedora around one of her many vintage wooden hat molds, the felting techniques used on her chic leopard caps, and the application of vibrant stitching to her uniquely shaped straw hats. Not only does the attention to detail make Lola’s hats so special, they also exude her wonderful sense of humor and incredible zest for life. Inspired and smitten, I took home two amazing hats: an adorable pom pom cap and an irresistible wide-brimmed, cherry red fedora. Thank you, Lola, for sharing your world with us!
Madrid-based label Delpozo made it’s New York Fashion Week debut over the weekend with an utterly impressive couture-like collection. Recently appointed creative director Josep Font combined organic architecture and the femininity of the Victorian era into futuristic yet elegant dresses, waist defining skirts with scalloped pleats, embellished wool tunics and pants, and delicate chiffon gowns. And of course, the unexpected color combinations made it all that much more delightful. I mean, burgundy and salmon? Swoon.
Dear Phillip, you had me at your first look this season: an embossed pink neoprene coat with a detachable leather bib. And then you continued to woo me with cross-body bags, motorcycle jackets, denim covered in custom patches, angora sweater dresses, and over-the-knee sandal boots. This cool-girl persona you’ve so masterfully created?! I want to be her.