|hats from 1377—left, 1500 — centre, 1678 right ink illustration by sandra santa lucia/4/2011|
Just for the heck of it I thought I would sketch a few hats from the 1300 —1600 century. Who knows one just may catch a glimpse of a design which may have inspired a hat designer to one of his/her creations at the wedding.
- 1377 : Left: depicts a Caul, which is a historical headdress worn by women that covered tied-up hair. The drawing below shows the hair completely hidden and covered by a decorative gem and gold embroidered Caul over which was attached an ornamental padded roll.
- 1500: Centre: The German/Swiss mercenary soldiers known as Landknecht, also created a mixture of fashion which included a flat (platter hat) felt brimmed hat which was slashed and decorated with feathers. Soon women were adapting the men's Landknecht hat to suit themselves. They covered their hair with a jewelled Caul and attached colourful feathers to the flat felt hat.
- 1678: Right: Headdress (Hennin) was the 'cornet' — a lawn cap which had a standing frill in front and long lappets falling behind the shoulders, or tied in front under the chin. More hats to come — watch for more sketches from the 1700 to 1900 centuries
- Note: the rendered drawings were from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Costume and Fashion by Jack Cassin-Scott.