The Kew Historical Society’s fashion and design collection is comprised of costumes, hats, shoes and personal accessories. Many of these items were purchased or handmade in Victoria; some locally in Kew. The extensive hat collection comprises items dating from the 1860s to the 1970s. Most of the hats in the collection were created by milliners for women. There are however a number of early and important men’s hats in the collection. The headwear collection is particularly significant in that it includes the work of notable Australian and international milliners.
Faux wool woman’s hat made of 'polyacryl' and 'thermoplastisch' in shades of blue and yellow. While the hat is based on the shape of a fedora the design is softened by the varying shades of colour in the weave.
Inscriptions & markings
Label: 70% Polyacryl 30% Thermoplastisch, Made in Italy