About Hats Etc
Hats Etc., with designers Alan White and Barry Moss,
design and create bespoke
hats for all occasions. They pride themselves
in providing the perfect hat for all their clients,
matching or coordinating
with any outfit. They are passionate about their craft and ensure the
quality materials are used in the creation of their hats, sourcing silk
and feathers from
the best suppliers worldwide. Alan and Barry relocated
to Canada in September 2010 and are
now based in Ottawa, Ontario.
They are thrilled to be working with Lydia Baugh who has
taken over as
Director responsible for Sales & Marketing in the US. She is based
Washington DC and her contact details are available through our website.
Barry and Alan have welcomed a return to elegance.
Their designs are inspired by the "age of
elegance" from the 1940s, 1950s and
early 1960s through the work of couture designers like
Balenciaga and Schiaparelli and the films of the same period, especially
of Bette Davis,
Audrey Hepburn, and Katherine Hepburn. The fashion of this period flattered
and complimented the female figure and accessories were seen as a very
finishing off any outfit.
Their collections pay hommage to this period,
but introduce a modern twist by trimming and
finishing using modern materials (florals, feathers,
silk, etc.) They use strong colours and rich
textures (especially with
silk) as well as the classics. Their collection incorporates everything
from wide-brimmed picture hats to cocktail hats.
All hats and headpieces are custom-made and they
produce lines of bespoke millinery and
fascinators, in addition to headwear
for brides, bridesmaids, Mothers of the Bride, and
Mothers of the Groom.
An “occasion wear" range
of hats has been introduced - blocked to
our specification, in contemporary
styles which are hand-finished with fine feathers, silks
and sinamay. In addition, there is a “seasonal” collection
of hats in felt, tweed and faux fur
For both designers, Hats Etc marks the launch of a second
career. Alan has worked as a
graphic designer for 25+ years and Barry
has worked in interiors and soft furnishings. Alan
trained in millinery
at the London College of Fashion in the late 1980s with world-renowned
milliner Marie O'Reagan
has sold hats to private clients for Ascot, weddings and other
functions. He has exhibited at London Fashion Week, sold collections
New York and while living in Japan, he exhibited in Tokyo. He has also
worked as a guest
lecturer at the Fashion Department at Musashino Art University
in Tokyo and at the fashion
department at Birmingham Polytechnic. He
has produced hats for television, theatre and
All hats can be shipped worldwide and orders of
any size (large or small) are welcomed.
They are also interested in connecting
with couture designers, costume designers and stylists
on hats/headpieces for runway shows and other fashion events, and for
television and theatre.
Hats Etc are delighted to be
working with Lydia Baugh.
Based in Washington DC., Lydia
is now Director responsible for
Sales & Marketing in the USA.
For all inquiries in USA:
Contact: Lydia Baugh
Click here to email Lydia
Hats Etc relocated in September
are based in Ottawa,
For all inquiries in Canada
Contact: Alan White or Barry Moss
Click here to email.