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Hats’ Events – Save the Date

Hats’ Events – Save the Date

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Due to the international health emergency COVID-19, many of the usual appointments have been canceled by the event organizers, in order to ensure better health protection.
The new Spring-Summer 2021 collection will be presented in the only event:
For more information and for receiving an invitation to these calendar events, you can contact us through the form.
If you do not have the opportunity to visit our booth at the Paris fashion show, you can contact us at our email and we will provide you with the necessary assistance to be able to place an order electronically, with the help of images and videos.
Hats’ Events – Save the Date

Hats’ Events – Save the Date

Next Shows and Hats Events


Angiolo Frasconi will present the new Autumn-Winter hat collection 2020 collection during the following appointments:
For more information and for receiving an invitation to these calendar events, you can contact us through the form.


Queen’s Birthday Party

Queen’s Birthday Party

Queen’s Birthday Party – Firenze

27th June 2019

On June 27, the UK affirmed its centuries-old friendship with Italy based on cultural, academic, economic and commercial exchanges at the Queen’s Birthday Party held at Florence’s Villa Bardini.
In a speech delivered to guests as the sun set over the spectacular skyline of Florence, British Ambassador to Italy Jill Morris said, in Italian (translated here, ed.), “The Queen’s Birthday Party is an occasion to celebrate the strong ties that unite the United Kingdom and Italy, and to create new opportunities for friendship and collaboration between our two countries… The relations between Italy and the United Kingdom are not limited to the historical ones of the Grand Tour, which also represent a solid foundation. They continue in the present with the intense cultural, academic, economic and commercial exchanges that we are celebrating here tonight. Florence is historically a city beloved by Brits. Only two years ago it was the centre of a busy programme of events during the Royal Visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Furthermore, like all the cities that have hosted our celebrations, Florence will be at the centre of a focused programme of events in 2020, which our two governments have designated as the Year of Anglo-Italian Culture, aimed at further strengthening our cultural and artistic relations.” The Florentine
The consortium “Il Cappello di Firenzewas a guest of the event, showing to those present the hats on which he founded his own artisan tradition, always appreciated by the United Kingdom and its citizens.
Hats’ Events – Save the Date

Hats’ Events – Save the Date

Next Shows and Hats Events


Angiolo Frasconi will present the new Spring-Summer hat collection 2020 collection during the following appointments:
For more information and for receiving an invitation to these calendar events, you can contact us through the form.


192° Corsa dell’Arno – Firenze

192° Corsa dell’Arno – Firenze

192° Corsa dell’Arno – Firenze

25th April 2019

Concorso il Cappello Più Bello per Corri la Vita

Angiolo Frasconi together with the consortium”Il Cappello di Firenze” will be present at the Corsa dell’Arno (Race of the Arno), the oldest horse race in Italy. The event will aim to raise funds for the CORRI LA VITA Association through a temporary shop, set up within the Visarno Racecourse.
The 6th edition of the “The Most Beautiful Hat for CORRI LA VITA” competition, organized by the Consortium Il Cappello di Firenze on the occasion of the 192th Arno race, is upon us! On April 25th from 1.30pm we wait for you at the Hippodrome of Visarno Florence for a day of solidarity.
To take part in the competition it is just necessary to wear a hat, or buy it on the day of the competition at the Consortium corner. It is also possible to take part in the competition with your own hat and in this case the fee to register for the competition is 10 Euros which will be totally donated to CORRI LA VITA.
Also all the proceeds from the sale of the hats made by the companies of Angiolo Frasconi, Grevi, Luca Della Lama, Marzi, Rossomenta, Trendintex will be donated to our Association.
At the end of the day, a Quality Jury composed of fashion journalists and Florentine stylists will award competitors with the most original headgear, awarding prizes offered by the sponsors.
There will also be a #JUNIOR category reserved for children aged 6 to 14 years that provides for the awarding of three prizes for the hats made by the children themselves.
Even the only entry to participate in the Arno race (€ 2.50) will be entirely donated to CORRI LA VITA, in an attempt to help this association to raise funds.
Hats’ Events – Save the Date

Save the Date

Next Shows and Events


Angiolo Frasconi will present the new Autumn-Winter 2019/20 collection during the following appointments:
  • 18th/21st January 2019 – Premiere Classe – Paris – Porte de Versailles | HALL 3 – Booth L91 |
  • 5th/7th February 2019 – Moda Italia – Tokyo – Bellesalle Shibuya Garden | Booth C59 |
  • 25th/27th February 2019 – Coterie – New York – Jacob Javits Center
Wool fabrics, new fancy yarns, colored fabrics as well as felt hats, velour and lapin. Handmade caps in wool, angora and cashmere. This is what you will find in the new Autumn-Winter collection by Angiolo Frasconi for 2019/20: research and innovation in the materials and design in each style, keeping the hubs of craftsmanship and Made in Italy.
For more information and for receiving an invitation to these calendar events, you can contact us through the form.


Hats… and their history.

Hats… and their history.

The hat is generally known as an accessory designed to partially or totally cover the head, used to protect from the sun, from cold, from rain or simply for an aesthetic use.
Each shape and type has a name, a story and its own reason for existing…


BOATER: it’s a typical straw hat with a flat and straight crown, commonly known in the respective Italian and French variants as paglietta or canotier. Its use was often associated with the sport of rowing, as part of the uniform.


BASEBALL: often associated with the sporting discipline from which it takes its name, is a casual hat in cotton fabric with a wide curved or flat visor and round crown. Baseball caps are often fitted on the back of a rubber band or a velcro band, which serves to adapt the size of the headgear to the wearer’s head. The current style of the baseball cap was popularized by the New York Yankees player Babe Ruth in the late 1920s.


BOWLER: the classic bowler is a hard and convex felt hat. In the USA it is called the derby hat, a name deriving from the count Edward George Derby, who wore it. The bowler hat has been worn by many actors who have made it a hallmark of their characters; one above all is Charlie Chaplin (Charlot).


COCKTAIL: a small, extravagant female headdress, used for official occasions to replace the wide-brimmed hat. It is usually decorated with feathers, bows and veils.


FASCINATOR: it’s something between a hat and a hairband. It is considered as the most fashionable, whimsical headgear, often decorated with fabric flowers, veils and feathers.


HOMBURG: semi-rigid male felt hat, characterized by central hollow and wide brim with raised hem. Also known as Lobbia, this Italian name derives from the deputy Cristiano Lobbia who in 1869 was the victim of a brutal aggression along a street in Florence, at that time the Capital of Italy and seat of Parliament. He was struck by a big blow on the head (which hollowed his hat) and three stabs to his chest, between the indignation of Florence and the entire Regno d’Italia. An enterprising hatter took advantage of the publicity aroused by the story to sell Lobbia style hats.


PILLBOX: its shape is similar to a drum, the well-known musical instrument; it is a classic female hat, flat on top and without brim.


BEANIE: the classic “beret” or winter knit cap.


BUCKET: waterproof fabric hat, commonly known as a fisherman.


COWBOY: is a hat associated with the clothing of the American cowboy, has the crown carved in the middle and a large brim raised on the sides. The concept of a wide-brimmed hat used to ride comes mainly from the tradition of Mexican vaqueros. It is considered to be particularly functional as its breadth is capable of protecting from sun and rain, and in this sense it is still used today in the work field.


FEDORA: it is a winter hat of soft felt that is hollowed in its length under the crown. It has a crown like a truncated cone, pinched at the front on both sides with a brim of medium width. The term fedora came into use in 1891. The word comes from the title of a 1882 screenplay by Victorien Sardou, written for Sarah Bernhardt. Sarah played Princess Fedora, the heroine of the comedy, wearing a hat with this shape. It is also improperly known as Borsalino, since actually this would be the name and trademark registered by the Italian clothing company Borsalino, to which it is undoubtedly recognized the great contribution to make this model of headgear famous all over the world. It became famous for being habitually used by celebrities such as Al Capone, Federico Fellini, François Mitterrand, Humphrey Bogart, Harrison Ford, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi in the film Blues Brothers and Robert Englund.


NEWSBOY CAP: a casual hat born in North America at the end of the 19th century, in soft wool with a rigid visor. The crown consists of segments, finished at the top of the crown with a button. The style was popular in Europe and North America between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries among boys and adult men. As the name suggests, it is a model commonly associated with journalists.


TRAPPER: called in Russian ušanka (ушанка). It is a hat of Russian origin mainly used by the military, but also common among civilians. Fur-lined, it has a truncated cylinder shape with long side flaps to keep the head and ears warm. The Italian name colbacco derives from the French colback which in turn derives from the Turkish kalpak (fur headdress), although in French the word colback designates the tall military fur hat like the one supplied to the Granatieri di Sardegna.


BERET: in Europe commonly called also basque, is a cloth headgear, without flaps and visor. It is usually made of knitted wool or felt. Even if at first was used between soldiers, it then spread successfully also as a casual accessory. Basque became popular among the peasants of the Basque Country, from which, in Europe, it took its name, and in which it is the traditional national headgear.


CLOCHE: female bell-shaped hat from which it takes its name, is associated with the fashion of the ’20s and’ 30s, period of its maximum diffusion. Purchased by the Empress of Austria in Vienna and the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, the first specimens are made of straw. The Museum of Straw and Weaving in Florence preserves a very rare cloche – datable to the end of the nineteenth century and called Cappello della sovrana – made with a very fine straw braid.


DEERSTALKER: the investigator’s hat, made famous by the character of Sherlok Holmes, widespread almost exclusively in the UK countryside as a hunting hat.


PANAMA: Originally from Ecuador, it is traditionally woven by hand with fibers derived from the still tender leaves of a dwarf palm, called in Spanish toquilla palm. This hat has the name of the city of Panama only because this has been for centuries its main commercial port of departure. Depending on the quality of the weaving process, it can take from one day to eight months for production. In 2012, the traditional weaving of Panama is recognized among the oral and intangible heritage of the humanity of Ecuador.


TOQUE: The toque is a term that indicates a typology of caps deriving from the more distant term la toque, that is the long wig of the nobles of Spain and France of the fifteenth century. Later the term went to indicate caps that above all indicated a charge, a title, a profession: for example the touch of the judge, or the academic touch, or even the Toque blanche, that is the chef’s cap.
Today the term has instead passed to indicate the modern winter floppy cap in wool, handmade or industrially made, whose main purpose is to protect from cold in winter.


KIPPAH: The kippah or kippa is the headgear used fluently by observant male Jews in places of worship, even if the most religious of them wear it during daily life; it common use of observant Jews to cover the head anyway out of respect for God, and for this purpose any headgear is suitable.