In an intimate room inside of the Soho Grand Hotel last night, we got a chance to sip some champagne and check out NYC-based Yestadt Millinery's Fall 2011 collection of quirky hats.
A wide assortment of different shapes, colors, and materials were used in the collection, but the 70's Western and neon trends of the moment were a common theme. Novelty items like fedoras were accented by a hot pink ribbon, a slight ombre creating a shadow effect, and felt cat eyes and whiskers, that they think will do well in their Japanese market.
Eveningwear took a dramatic turn with fascinator hats adorned with a spray of boned peacock feathers and netting. There was a leather bonnet, and plenty of tassel fringe.
While each piece has the delicacy and uniqueness of a handmade item, the collection is one that can be worn day after day.