Throughout time, hats have come and gone not only as functional accessories but also as status and religious symbols, uniforms and fashion statements. The Netherlands, a country divided by religion, amongst other things, could not be an exception to this. A hat could speak volumes about your origin and religion, no matter whether you’d come from the Western and most affluent part of the country, the middle of the country or the Easter part of the it.
This collection builds up on that premise and is influenced by Hieronymus Bosch, a painter famous for the illustration of religious concepts as well as for the flatness of his paintings (or famous triptychs) and the lack of perspective. The hats in this collection take various shapes and can have various interpretations. They could all be worn together, shaping up a new form, or separately. This in order to depict the struggle between choosing what is right and wrong, what’s above our heads.