Perhaps for some of us rain hats may be an off-the-radar accessory, but with Colette della Vedova’s handiwork we believe that will change. A hat brimming with such voguish flair, impeccably crafted, and paired beautifully with the umbrella Scottish Tartan Cotton suddenly becomes a milliner’s delight with its own mark of style.
The hat’s all season hues of dark grey blues and mustard camel bring to mind denim jeans, warm cashmere sweaters, and even tailored deconstructed jackets. A wardrobe always needs to be updated and refreshed, and the artisanal hat with its wide brim and charming bow would give it the boost it needs.
We would, therefore, encourage you to venture forth with chic hat in tow, particularly on those days when there is a strong urge to do something different, when thinking outside the box feels right and you wish to introduce a new you!
All hats and umbrellas by Colette della Vedova (CDV) stamped Made in Italy are custom accessories.
About the Designer
Nanni and Colette begin their adventure at the end of the 1970s in Cressa, a small village in the northern region of Piedmont situated near Lago Maggiore, the home of the handmade umbrella. Influenced and encouraged by a very dear friend who used to commission umbrellas in Italy on behalf of French luxury brands, Colette and her beloved spouse Nanni take on, with the greatest of ease, a very old craft championed by artisans before them.
To this day, CDV not only makes umbrellas strictly by hand, but they respect time honoured methods too. Moreover, the company is a staunch user of only the best materials like bamboo, valuable woods, and various kinds of skins and leather.
Handles made out of these natural materials are then matched in most unusual ways with panels of pure cotton, silk, lace, velvet, and also to printed polyester and jacquard fabrics, these too made exclusively in Italy.