Zaha Hadid Architects designed a hat inspired by the firm’s curvy High Line condo

June 13, 2018

Photo by Luke Hayes

On Thursday, Friends of the High Line are hosting their “first-ever High Line Hat Party, a raucous, downtown party for the creative and bold.” What better to don for this party than a swooping, sinuous lined hat inspired by one of the most prominent High Line building’s iconic curves?

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) director Patrik Schumacher designed the gorgeous, 3D printed, 520 West 28th-inspired hat for the party’s fashion show (h/t dezeen). Just as the building’s beautiful swirls of glass are intersected with dark steel bands, this hat replicates that aesthetic.

Photo: © Hufton+Crow

Zaha Hadid hat

The ZHA website writes: “The fluid chevrons of 520 West 28th’s façade weave up the building, conveying its split levels and demarcating each residence within. The H-Line hat echoes these chevrons, weaving around the wearer with open and closed forms.”

Zaha Hadid hat

According to Friends of the High Line: “New York City is home to a lively cast of characters, each one of us with our own fresh look, innovative style, and bold personality. Drawing inspiration from the historical trajectory of ball culture as well as the clubs and parties that have inhabited the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, the Hat Party will include dramatic festivities, spirited competition, and an unforgettable dance party.”

Everyone at the party is required to wear some form of headgear so if you plan to go, prepare for some pretty amazing hats to show up even the Royal Wedding or Kentucky Derby attendees.

If you can’t make the party, you can still bid on other hats here. Presently, the Zaha hat is only for the fashion show but here’s hoping we see it available soon!

Buy tickets to the event here.

[Via dezeen]


All photography by Luke Hayes

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