We were approached by the fashion studio Acne Studios to prototype an idea of creating a rubber gloss hat for their Spring 2013 collection.
After successful initial trials, we were supplied a vintage hat for us to turn into a glossy, flexible rubber head piece. A mould was taken from the original and cast in PU resin before being meticulously sanded and finished in high gloss paint. This master was re-moulded and subsequent hats were cast in a flexiable clear polyurethane rubber pigmented to match Acne colour swatches.
After the success on the runway at British Fashion Week three of the colours were chosen to go into production for retail sale. The Acne Studio logo and our signature were included into these hats.