The Haute Couture shows in Paris will start on Sunday and high fashion is usually the place to go if you want to see some extraordinary hats and headpieces.
Millinery fans should be happy about it, but they should even be happier to hear that the functional stationery brand Fashionary, founded by graphic designer Penter Yip in 2008, has just released its first notebook dedicated to this art. Fashionary's classic diaries and notebooks mainly feature Men and Womenswear templates, while Fashionary Headwear Edition A5 is divided in two sections - a slim mini headwear dictionary and over 700 universal headwear templates for sketching hats from different angles.
The former includes pretty useful information such as sections on Face Anatomy & Head Measurements, Face Styles, Men and Womens' Hairstyles, Head Direction and Hat Anatomy, a Hat and Glasses Library and a Headwear Glossary.
Though compact, the headwear dictionary also looks at eyebrow, eye, eye-line, nose, ears, lip, chin and face shapes, quick reference information that will be useful also to beauty and make-up artists.
The pre-printed headwear templates will instead offer to professionals and amateurs the chance to draw headgear from the front and back, the left and right side, quickly sketch all sorts of silhouettes and jot notes. This is therefore the sort of notebook that may turn handy to milliners developing a headwear collection, fashion designers brainstorming about accessories to go with their creations, journalists who may like to take visual references with a personal touch rather than just digital pictures, fashion illustrators and, well, millinery fans who may want to try and recreate on paper the latest designs seen on a fashion runway.
The brand new notebook is available from the Fashionary shop (US $24.90), but you can bet you will soon see it in a museum bookshop or specialised bookstore near you as well.
You can keep updated on the latest Fashionary releases by checking out the brand's blog, and its Facebook or Instagram pages that often feature illustrations and sketches by Fashionary collaborator Vikki Yau.
All images in this post courtesy of Penter Yip/Fashionary.