DOS COLIBRÍ - PERSONAL
CREATIVE DIRECTION + PRODUCT DESIGN
In 2019 I started a personal project and brand called Dos Colibrí. I sourced vintage hat blocks from the 1800's and designed a home studio outfitted with sewing machines, steamers, and any old hat tool I could find. The goal was to create beautiful hats but also build my skills working with textiles, merchandising, cut and sew and fabric sourcing while utilizing my day to day skills in branding and design.
The Covid-19 pandemic halted the supply chain and I was no longer able to source internationally and domestically like I once was. I made use of the materials I had in stock and was able to design hats that were seen at the Cannes film festival, UNICEF summer gala, and the hat my wife wore on our wedding day. To this day I still tinker in the garage studio making hats for my son and friends. This has become a fun hobby that keeps me on my toes with emerging trends.