Umbrella hat by Fendi wins Wallpaper* Design Award

Fendi umbrella hat
Umbrella hat, £250; trenchcoat, £1,650; gilet (underneath), £850; trousers, £1,090; loafers, £650, all by Fendi. Socks, £18, by Falke. Fashion: Lune Kuipers
(Image credit: Charles Negre)

Ever since we saw Fendi’s A/W18 collection, we’ve been praying for rain to try on this umbrella-cum-hat, which has just won Wallpaper* Design Award for Best Water Work. 

Among the Italian fashion house’s travel-friendly offering, which boasted wheelie suitcases and garment bags, we noted the highly functional hands-free umbrella that simply straps to the head and can be sported without the need for a handle. The first umbrella hat was supposedly invented by Seattleite Robert W Patten in the late 19th century.

Fendi’s version is adorned with a tessellated ‘FF’ logo print, perfect for creating a splash.

As originally featured in the February 2019 issue of Wallpaper* (W*239)


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