Hats and Headpieces

Live from Bilbao, Spain

On Saturday, August 22, at 10:45 AM EDT, join new VAWAA artist Almudena Aguirre, a fashion designer specializing in millinery with over 22 years of experience in London and Bilbao. She spent her childhood years growing up in a fabric store with a refined clientele, surrounded by dressmakers, fashion magazines, fittings, and fantasy. Almudena’s fascination with hat-making began during her years designing theater costumes. Captivated by color and texture, she hand dyes her fabrics and embellishments. She loves to spend time in the fields, finding and collecting different flowers and leaves to be carefully dried, painted, and used in her pieces.

In a world consumed by fast fashion, Almudena embraces the slow, time-tested approach to millinery and is mindful of fashion’s environmental footprint. In addition to hat-making she also creates collections of upcycled accessories, giving new life to haute couture textiles that would have otherwise been discarded in the hopes of supporting a circular, more sustainable economy.

In this session, we'll get a peek at Almudena’s beautiful millinery showroom and learn how hats are made. She'll show us how to wear a hat, considering different looks for various face structures, styles, and events. Expect fun, interaction and, if you'd like any personal styling advice, bring your hats and headpieces!

Limited to 20 participants.

Joining us from a different time zone? Be sure to convert the time.

Those who attend the live session can purchase the recording at an additional fee.

What you'll need

Bring your hats and headpieces to share if you like!

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. You'll receive an email with link and details to join a few hours before it begins.

Sessions are ticketed to support artists, makers and our small team. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out. We may have a generous participant who has paid it forward and would ask that you pay the love forward by sharing online sessions with 3 new friends.