Craftsmen from Florence
The traditional art of making hats in Florence, craftsmanship as well as style and innovation are the main features of Angiolo Frasconi’s hats. The company was founded after World War II in Florence and stands out in the production of ladies’ hats and accessories, intended for customers who care to fashion trends and quality. Hats for woman 100% Made in Italy, from research to finishing, through every step of the manufacturing process, exported in the main cities worldwide.
A story that continues
To preserve an ancient tradition
From the second post-war period Frasconi family preserves and transmits the art of making hats in Florence, from father to son distinguishing themselves in the production of women’s accessories designed for a clientele sensitive to fashion trends and quality.
Florence, a city of art and history, keeps jealousy secrets of its crafts, nowadays almost disappeared everywhere else: making hats today like yesterday, still working with the help of ancient machines and manual finishing. The constant attention to the prestige of handcraft, the passion for a carefully followed company for more than half a century has now reached its third generation of craftsmen hat-makers.
Their company is an active part of the Il Cappello di Firenze Consortium. Founded in 1986, its purpose is to associate the main companies in the sector which embrace the philosophy of Made in Italy’s craftsmanship and heirs of the ancient craftsmanship of straw.
Spring | Summer Collection
Their Spring Summer Collection is made up by straw and fabric hats that favor natural fibers, for an original Italian style young and imaginative. Fine straw hats and fabrics that favor natural fibers, thought for every occasion: from ceremony to the beach. The creativity that arises from living day by day an ancient and modern craft together, an original Italian, young and imaginative style combined with the technical research of new materials, is the soul of the Spring-Summer collection by Angiolo Frasconi. Every single phase of production is carried out in Italy: from the processing of the raw material to the garnish, passing through the forming of each individual hat. Processing techniques perfected over time and kept in the hands of specialized craftsmen as a guarantee for the creation of a unique product, tailored to the specific needs of the customer and of high quality.
Hats of prestige
For the summer season, Angiolo Frasconi offers a rich collection of hats suitable for any occasion: elegant and ceremonial hats, models in linen and cotton fabrics, exotic straws and colored turbans. The summer collection is renewed year by year, offering every time a product with a high fashion content, made with manufacturing techniques handed down from generation to generation and materials which bring the traditional concept of hat into the modern world. Each Angiolo Frasconi model, hand-finished by expert craftsmen, makes the hat a special and prestigious accessory.
The straw hats tradition of Florence
Here they consider making hats a real kind of art. Angiolo Frasconi was born as a producer of the famous Florentine straw hats and continues to preserve this ancient tradition, renewing its content annually. Their company is an active part of the Consortium “Il Cappello di Firenze”, whose aim is to associate the main companies in this sector, heirs of old handcrafted straw processing. Founded in 1986, its purpose is to associate the main companies in the sector that embrace the philosophy of Made in Italy craftsmanship and heirs of the ancient craftsmanship of straw. Every year Angiolo Frasconi, in coooperation with the consortium companies of the Florentine territory, organize events and promote their productions in initiatives in close contact with the public.
Autumn | Winter Collection
Their Autumn Winter Collection is made by hats for the cold season, felt shapes, woolen fabrics, and precious yarns such as cashmere alpaca and wool. Hats for the cold season, made of warm or waterproof materials, natural or technical leather, woolen caps and variously decorated cashmere beanies. For the Autumn-Winter collection, Angiolo Frasconi proposes a modern and Italian style. That’s a result of research and creativity arisen from living day after day a craft handed down for generations. In each collection, you will find felt and fabric styles, precious yarns beanies. Every single phase of production is carried out in Italy: from the processing of the raw material to the garnish, passing through the forming of each individual hat. Processing techniques perfected over time and kept in the hands of specialized craftsmen are a guarantee for the creation of a unique product, tailored to the specific needs of the customer and of high quality.
Each year, Angiolo Frasconi renews its autumn winter collection with a wide range of products, covering every kind of hats. From wool felt and lapin molded hats to knitwear made of warm winter fabrics and fancy colored yarns. The style and the design between classic and modern combined with craftsmanship of working processes give a unique personality to the hat and to who wears it.
Hats from Artisans
Each collection is inspired by research and innovation. Their goal is to capture fashion trends in continuous changing and join them to craftsmanship processes perfected and handed down for over 100 years. In this world, the hands of an artisan can’t be replaced by machinery: they take care of the quality of their hats with rare and authentic expertise. Angiolo Frasconi is a founding member of the consortium “Il Cappello di Firenze”.
Source: Angiolo Frasconi Website