Every hat in this season’s new Borsalino F/W 2020-21 collection mixes the unique and sophisticated blend of art and consumer objects, inspired by the 19th century English Arts and Crafts artistic movement born during the industrial revolution.
These pieces are brought to modern day-life referencing past illustrious and pop cultures, with a sense of fun freedom and strong thought.
"Borsalino is an institution that communicates with the contemporary world," says Giacomo Santucci, creative curator of the historic hat brand founded in Piedmont Italy in 1857.
Exclusive highlights include the Borsalino Renaissance painter inspired hat, an homage to the upcoming 500th anniversary of artist Raphael Sanzio’s death, one of the world’s first Renaissance men.
The new Borsalino Twist is a unisex, ranger style that can also be worn over the shoulder with its elegant removable necklace in wood and metal inspired materials and can be individually fashioned by the wearer as an artistic gesture.
New-season couture models, developed from S/S 2020, are embellished with jewels featuring: a spotted felt piece with a leather lace bustier décor and enriched by two metal buckles that reproduce the letter "B" inspired by the first logo discovered in archive photo of Giuseppe Borsalino; a hat with a golden brass and rhinestone tiara that can also be worn separately; a beetle-inspired late 18th century style finely worked in crystals, jais stones and pomegranate motif embroidered in full stitch; and precious hats with splendid enameled metal brooches.
Classics with a new twist include a wide-brimmed hat in fake fur and a baker-boy in tartan wool, animalier velvet or the most captivating black and red painted version with a veil. In addition to the timeless styles, there is the new season collectable Bogart by Borsalino, which includes the phrase from the great actor himself for F/W 2020-21: "Never believe in a man who does not drink."
Other strong seasonal pieces include Borsalino logoed wool hats with matching scarves, baseball caps and fireman hat styles in rainproof fabrics, a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld sachet and a joyful model inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli.
Infine le splendide spille in metallo smaltato si dividono in 3 oggetti a se stanti: la parte per il tutto sotto il segno del bello. Il classico cappello in pelo a larghe tese è in fake fur. Il bakerboy in lana tartan, velluto animalier e la versione più accattivante in vernice nera e rossa con veletta.
Highlighted materials in the collection feature Borsalino’s signature felt, velvet, cashmere, mohair, fake fur and painted fabric.