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laser cut hat

Lead DesignersHuiling Yao
Prize(s)Gold in Accessory / Hats
Entry Description

This hat is inspired by one of the Chinese traditional folk arts, paper-cut for window decoration, which often be used in Chinese New Year to render festival atmosphere and make a good wish for the new year. The red color symbolizes auspiciousness in Chinese Culture. It is different from traditional way of making hat. I used laser cut technology to create patterns on an acrylic board and then used heat gun to manipulate the hat shape. By combining traditional Chinese patterns with a western hat silhouette, I want to create a new contemporary and elegant look.