Age of Enlightenment
Hats By Maria X Elena Lojevsky Summer 2020
A creative collaboration in times of challenge and change. A ray of hope on uncertain days. A reminder that after darkness comes light.
Created during the Coronavirus pandemic, this bespoke halo hat takes its inspiration from the Renaissance age. A time of new beginnings, offering reassurance we will once again emerge into The Age of Enlightenment after flux and fear.
The Power of Creative Collaboration
This special project was devised almost as a form of colour therapy with artist Elena Lojevsky, who works with colour and light to create a vivid, three-dimensional experience for the viewer.
Oversized and adorned with handmade resin crystals, each one acts as a prism to bathe the wearer – and their socially distanced passers-by – in a rainbow of light.
The making of
Follow the intricate design process from start to finish.
Sketch by Sergey Kudryashev
Resin Artist: Elena Lojevsky
Photography: Oleg Skrinda