Anniek van Aert is the Designer of AVA Hattitude.
Fascinated by fabrics, materials and techniques, in addition inspired by style icons and greats such as Aurdrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel, Anniek followed her heart and started realizing her dream in 2019: designing hats!
GROWTH & BLOOM
After a career in the flower and plant industry, the step to hats is a big one, but nonetheless completely natural; a matter of growth and flowering!
BEAUTIFUL, MORE BEAUTIFUL, MOST BEAUTIFUL...
"Walking through a fabric market, nosing between bins and bundels with materials, I can become completely absorbed in dreams about what I can do with it, but then my enthusiasm can be alternated with melancholy; it makes me so happy and at the same time the hunger to do something with it is so great that it is almost impossible to make a choice or to keep focus.
That is why I work in themes that come to my mind in daily life: from watching a series like Bridgerton, leafing through a book about the Designers of yesteryear to working in the garden with beautiful plants, but also seeing Queen Máxima. and her beautiful outfits."
A COMBINATION OF MORE ...
"I like classic shapes and like to elaborate them with new materials or additions. I also find my inspiration for shapes and colors in nature; true works of art and bizarre combination are presented to us by mother nature."
Handicraft, quality and diversity are hallmarks of AVA Hattitude