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Mabel Sanz

Mabel Sanz Milliner
Contact
Spanish, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 669096549
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Finding joy in hats

  • • Mabel's inspiration comes from her clients and their joy
  • • Quality, for her, means to create something that seems unstudied
  • • She studied philosophy while learning her craft

Silky, textured and coloured fabrics have been Mabel Sanz's passion since she was a child. She also loved sewing, and so she decided to study fashion and design in Madrid. However school disappointed her and she left, deciding to learn by herself. Hats came as a kind of revelation. “I realised I wanted to devote as much time as possible to hats. It’s something different from designing clothes. It is a very special kind of creation,” she says. She began to work with prestigious Spanish designers including Jesús del Pozo, Devota y Lomba, David Delfín, Elio Berhanyer and Alma Aguilar, who were fascinated by her elegance and her singular technique.

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Works

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Profusion of organza petals

Mabel has pressed, dyed, wired and ironed silk organza fabric to create this elegant headdress featuring a series of dark petals assembled into one voluminous flower complemented by silky thin ostrich feathers. This type of headgear is normally custom-made on commission.

35 cm
35 cm

Mabel Sanz Milliner
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Horsehair knot with petals

The horsehair base of this red headdress sits tightly on the wearer’s head. Mabel has pressed, dyed, wired and ironed organza fabric to create large, sweeping petals. The petals are attached to the horsehair knot using discreet wires and silk.

35 cm

Mabel Sanz Milliner
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Calla lily with leaves

Mabel pressed, dyed, wired and ironed silk organza fabric to create an elegant composition of petals and leaves. The composition is attached to a headband made with wire and silk.

25 cm

Mabel Sanz Milliner
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Sunhat

This sunhat with visor was entirely handmade using raffia that Mabel dyed, pressed and ironed in her workshop. The yellow leather belt fitted around the cap can be used to adjust the size to the wearer’s head.

25 cm

Mabel Sanz Milliner
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Organza petals

This beige headdress is made from silk organza petals. Mabel created the petals in her workshop, dying, cutting and pressing the fabric into its final form. The design was conceived for Delpozo’s Spring Summer 2019 collection.

40 cm

Mabel Sanz Milliner

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