What makes a hat? Work, care, love for tissues and then steam irons to stay on wooden forms. These wooden heads are different each one from the other to reproduce in detail the different types of heads that can wear a hat. To tell the truth, these forms can be mistaken for wooden sculptures walking along the windows of the Old Hat Factory in Via degli Scipioni in Rome. The workshop is ancient and it is owned by the Cirri family since 1936. Then it was taken over by Patrizia Fabri in 2003, who decided to keep the old forms of wood to create a warm and evocative atmosphere.
The shop name is not new to the insiders of fashion and entertainment, as she has worked with the biggest names in couture, and with the most famous costume designers of theater and opera. The current creations are deliberately female and include hats, straw peasant or small headdresses for ceremonies and weddings. Additionally, hats can also be rented, allowing those who use them for strictly professional reasons to resolve an outfit and return the goods immediately after the photo shoot, as fashion editors for example. Patrizia Fabri annually organizes cultural and gourmet events at her workshop and store. An opportunity to get to know this art, and all the ideas that go through your head.