‘Savoir Faire’ is Natalie's latest couture millinery collection for the 2016-2017 season. Translated ‘Savoir-Faire’ means “capacity for appropriate action; especially: a polished sureness in social behaviour", and it is this innate sense of poise and etiquette know-how, which captured Natalie's attention when designing her latest range. This collection sees Chan create with her continued fascination of old world meets modern day- as always the pieces are imbued with a feminine romance, but look closer and observe the striking confidence within the styles.
The 'Alluring Muse' disc hat in nude
The 'Feeling Pretty and Witty' pillbox hat in navy
The 'Floral Delight' canotier in cream
The headwear shapes vary from petite headbands to button, pillbox and percher hats to oversized structural designs and with an effortless ease are adorned just so. Embellishments appear in the forms of deconstructed butterfly wings, charming silk lilies, clusters of leather chrysanthemums and silk organza folds. Throughout, a bold colour palette of classic ivory, black, french navy, dove grey, and nude plays its part in the collection, highlighted by pops of scarlet red and rose pink.
The 'Spring has Sprung' disc hat in dove grey
The 'A Certain Charm' peak shaped hat in cream
The 'My Heart's a Flutter' disc hat in red
The 'In the Moment' peak shaped disc hat in rose
The 'Starry Eyed' headband with veil in gold
All of the designs are made in Chan’s atelier according to artisanal techniques relevant to millinery production. Hat bases are blocked on wooden forms, before being assembled by hand; the featured embellishments too, are constructed by hand in favour of precious craftsmanship. The ‘Savoir-Faire’collection features exclusive designs for the races and social occasions, and is available for viewing in the boutique or online here. A personalised bespoke service is also on offer.
The 'Absolutely Resplendent' headband in silver
The 'Captivating Muse' hat in black
Stay tuned next for some images from the 'Savoir Faire’ launch held in the boutique.