Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats

Saturday, 7 July 2018
Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

     When Vlad Shmelevsky, founder of Shmelevsky Hats, reached out to me to introduce me to his handmade Ukrainian hat brand, I was instantly floored by the beauty of the press photography, and the hats within. Vlad and his brother Stas launched the brand in 2017, and the duo have been creating timeless and elegant pieces ever since. Inspired by modern sculpture, Stas creates each hat himself, from sketch to finish:

I admire the laconic forms and lines in the works of British sculptor Anish Kapoor and American sculptor Richard Serra. In our collection, I tried to rethink the classical forms of hats without depriving them of utilitarianism. To emphasize the contours and silhouettes, I used the colours prominent in the works of Anish Kapoor; rich red, blue, pink, and grey.

The colour palette is amazing; my personal favourite hat is a tie between the White Mars and the Pink Jupiter; I'd be hard pressed to choose between them.

If you're looking to invest in a statement piece that will stand the test of time, I recommend a hat crafted by the Shmelevsky brothers. The hats start at $170 USD and can be commissioned through the brand's Instagram account.


Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My

Brand Love: Shmelevsky hats | Jackie O My
All photos provided by Shmelevsky hats.

This post is not sponsored, and all opinions are my own. I'm writing about Shmelevsky Hats because I admire them.

What do you think of this brand?

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  1. This brand looks fabulous, and frankly, I'm floored just like you by the photography for these hats and the brand in general. I've never been a hat person, especially the boxier and more top hat style, however, I'm really intrigued to purchase a hat from them. I'm always down for supporting not as well known brands, especially Ukrainian ones since I'm part Ukrainian :) I also liked how you included background info on the brand! It's really admirable that you created this post without being sponsored too! There really need to be more people in the blogging industry like you :)

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    1. Isabella, you are so sweet!

      I learned about this brand when I was contacted by Vlad Shmelevsky, and he is so kind to correspond with, and the hats are such works of art, how could I not tell people about them? :)

      Thanks so much for your constant support Isabella :)

      -Jacqueline

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