Yesterday “Hats in Art * Art in Hats” opened.
This very original concept is an idea from the wonderful Quan Lavender, and was set up with the help of Ann Lykin. I was so lucky to be teamed up with Cutea Benelli from Grim Bros her hats. I always loved Cutea’s crazy steampunk designs.
I’m wearing ‘The Ark Hat” in the first pic, and ‘Dia de los Muertos’ in the 2nd pic, both by Cutea Benelli – Grim Bros.
About the exhibition by Quan Lavender:
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Art and fashion meet in hats. Good hats are art to wear and subsequently many artists love to create fantastic hats. Fashion designers often show an explosion of creativity in hats. Hats turn to fashion with the styling.
The basic idea of the exhibition is to present hats built by artists and fashion designers together with photos. In the photos is shown a small story around the hat.
WHO IS ATTENDING?
Artists, fashion designers, builders has been invited to submit their hat creations. Fashion- and art-photographers submitted their scenery taken with a hat. Some works are created and taken by the same person or they cooperated as designer/photographer-team.
Participating brands and artists are: ALB DREAM FASHION, Annie Klavinham, Annough Lykin, BaObA, Betty Tureaud, BSD Design Studio, “B&W” – Hats ＆ Accessories,Burk Bode, CapCat Ragu, cold Frog, Couture Chapeau, Dantelicia Ethaniel, Eve Kazan, Grim Bros., Hatters n’Hell, Horus Dover aka Noke Yuitza, Kynne Llewellyn, LODE HEADWEAR, Maloe Vansant, MEB, Meilo Minotaur, Melusina Parkin, nexuno Thespian, Nur Moo, Paris METRO, Renee Parkes, RO™, Romy Nayar, Sabine Mortensen, Steven Venkman, Syra Hyun, Wizardoz Chrome, The Mad Hattery, WuWai Chun, Zibska.
The visitors will receive a basic Cloche-Hat full perm as gift which they can decorate and take a photo of or with it. They may pass the texture to Quan Lavender and will take part of the visitors contest. The images are dispayed in the exhibtion and every visitor is requsted to vote. The winners (places 1 to 3) will be nominated by 50% public voting and 50% judging panel.
Places 1 to 3 will receive a huge choice of the event hats.
Art India Gallery, ownes by Veekay Navarathna and curated by Quan Lavender reopens with a new exhibtion and visitors contest, sponsored by AVENUE