Newspaper Hats by Mary Design

I'm taking the chance that you haven't already seen these incredible newspaper hats that were featured on Trendland... fashion statements simply too unusual to not share here.

rolled newspaper hat made of circular shapes on model's head

They opened the show at the Minas Trend Preview last summer in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Not surprisingly, the theme was sustainability.

featherlike newspaper hat on model

circular cone shape newspaper hat on model

Brazilian born Mary Arantes of Mary Design showed her highly editorial clothing creations, complemented by hats and other accessories. The hats were made by Futurearte, a cooperative handicraft group that trains at-risk young people in management and marketing skills, and are available for purchase. And here's a Brazil Journal article [edit: no longer available] about the evening that features Mary with one of the hats.

fascinator-style newspaper hat on model

 large hat made of rolled newspaper on model

The hats were composed of perfectly rolled and woven strips, and their construction was influenced by styles worn around the world. How I would have enjoyed seeing them be made!

Photography by Agencia Fotosite.

Ann Martin
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