Nick Fouquet has created Strength, a unique distressed accordion-shaped hat that was inspired by an 18th-century European painting in LACMA’s collection. The Strength vintage tarot card is attached to the top of the hat, a bird's feather through the brim. A match (a Fouquet detail) and lucky number 12 brass tag are tucked into the leather cord hatband. Inside is a 2 in. roan leather sweatband and a silk liner with mini velvet bow.
Nick Fouquet started his hat-making business in 2011 with a storefront in Venice, California. All his hats are handmade and one of a kind, with a focus on natural aesthetics. This video shows how these hats are made.
The LACMA work that inspired this hat is attributed to the Bohemian School and depicts a fortune teller. The painting alludes to the five senses as seen by the berries, flowers, and musical instruments held by a child and by the hand that is being read by the fortune teller.
Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition: Wear LACMA is an art and fashion project featuring limited-edition pieces created by some of Los Angeles’s top designers and inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions. These one-of-a-kind fashion items will be sold at the LACMA stores and through Farfetch.com with all proceeds benefiting the museum. This project was created by LACMA’s Director’s Circle.
- Hat is size 7 1/4
- 100% sustainably harvested beaver fur felt
- Designed and made in Venice, California for Wear LACMA