Tuesday, July 29, 2008
TREND WATCH >>> JULIA CRANZ HATS
"Julia Cranz may just be 26-years-old, but her hats have won over today’s stylish starlets, making her designs the ultimate accessory. Before Sarah Jessica Parker drove photographers crazy at the Sex and the City premiere in May with her Philip Treacy’s garden-inspired hat adored with monarch butterflies, she turned to Cranz for a personal heart-shaped cap made of silk and leather just for nights out. Cranz even managed to entice burlesque performer Dita Von Teese at their first meeting during the recent Vienna Opera Ball, which resulted in a towering piece made of glossy patent leather, goose neck feathers, and colored pheasant on English linen. Yet, the daughter of artists, who felt fashion was “too-dimensional,” wanted to turn heads with pieces that can make any bad hair day an excuse to become glamorous anytime.
Cranz, who originally studied agricultural economics for four years, chose Mother Nature as her muse. Her Spring/Summer 2007 collection included spread bird’s wings in an army-green hue decked with tiny emerald Swaroski crystals. For a more demure look, Cranz’s “Redroom” contains a scarlet-red hat, resembling a giant crushed rose with small rubies resting on its petals. The designer, who never fails at making each collection more dramatic than the last, manages to leave shoppers in awe with a woman’s miniature bowler hat, once a man’s must-have accessory during the Roaring ‘20s, stitched with delicate lime-yellow lace inspired by cascading leaves." - Worship Worthy
Read more on Worship Worthy's feature here and check out Cranz's site here...