Philip Treacy

Treacy's designs are inevitably very technical and he even compared the art of hat designing and wearing as being "like architecture or mathematics". For this reason I personally view Treacy's work as having the same aesthetic quality as a sculpture, for he deliberately shapes and molds the hat to create certain images, silhouettes and even to accentuate and emphasize certain areas of the hat wearer themselves. Moreover the material Treacy uses is also deliberately chosen and painstakingly thought over as the properties of the hat reflects the character of the hat and personality of it's wearer. He uses material as a way of expressing the meaning he wishes to convey in his work. 

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