In a classic fabric named for the British Monarchs this charming rain hat by the artisan Colette della Vedova (CDV) does not boast its inherent heritage; rather it whispers a certain all knowing embraced in an unmistakable Italian style.
This hat may be paired with umbrellas in the same fabric also on this page, however, it does very well on its own adding a delightful milliner’s touch to your wardrobe.
Made as a floppy, and therefore easy to manipulate, the hat with its delicious red band enhances jeans, sweaters, jackets and even the traditional trench coat. Suddenly, the value of this off-the-radar accessory increases as one sees how it transforms, and updates in a way befitting a product designed to make life fun and easy.
Let us not forget too that CDV’s chic hat can make a bad hair day more than bearable! On those days when time is of the essence, you will be so grateful for your artisanal hat Made in Italy.
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.