A New Hat Designer From Cape Town You Will Want to Know (and Wear)
Hat season has arrived! And we’ve been waiting to highlight this up and coming South African hat designer – Crystal Birch.
About the Brand
The Real Crystal Birch was founded only a year ago but it’s owner—Crystal Birch—has been in the world of millinery for years. Having studied fashion design, Crystal moved to London to hone her skill under the tutelage of expert hat makers. Then an opportunity arose and she took over an 84-year-old, family-owned millinery now known as The Hat Factory in Cape Town. Soon after, her irreverent, eponymously named brand of hats was established.
The hats are made from wool, straw and other materials. They range from wide brim fedoras to slouchy newsboy caps and usually feature a variety of energetic colors. Our favorite style happens to be the extended docker beanie, as pictured. It offers a whole lot of personality.