Black Cloche Russian Hat is another stunning hat from Wendy made on a vintage Russian Hat block from the 1920s. This is one of Wendy’s collection of four Vintage Russian blocks.
The beautiful curve of the brim at the front of the hat creates an elegant sweeping line which is so flattering to any face. The crown is created in a separate piece to the brim, so the options of contrasting brim and crown are possible.
The example here is in pure silk in a contrast of black and white for a derby day style hat. Such an elegant piece and so easy to wear. No combs or pins needed. Just pop on and wear this vintage style hat. It is a full crown so fits slightly down over your head half way over your ear.
Wendy calls this shape hat “Natasha” and her fun name is the “new Russian” . Using such a vintage hat block to recreate such a fun contemporary hat.
This “Natasha” would be an elegant and sophisticated choice of hat for the Derby Day Races during the Melbourne Cup Carnival of races. It would also be perfect for so many other occasions including as a wedding guest accessory.
This hat would match so many types of outfits and colour combinations.
Black Cloche Russian Hat is 100% made in Australia by Wendy in her Melbourne studio.
If you love the shape of “Natasha” but are after perhaps something in a different colour, fabric or embellishment please contact Wendy directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on +61416310028 to discuss customising your own unique piece. Perhaps choose to have the hat made without the crown as another option. When the hat is made in an esparterie base the finished hat is lined with silk. Bows can complete this vintage piece in a delightful way. Changes of fabrics are also possible by order. Please allow 4 weeks to order, 6 weeks during peak Spring Racing Season.
This hat is also possible to be made in fur felt, again in contrasting colours if desired.This hat is suitable for any material.
Please note we do not accept returns of made to order pieces.