Beautifully crafted hats by Esenshel Fall/Winter 2021/22 by Rodney Patterson, New York

New York headwear designer Rodney Patterson launched his brand in 2016. I met him when he was in Paris a year ago …or more. His desire if to create modern urban dweller’s original items, beautifully hand crafted. The iconic headwear is the driving force for his brand. He began his career as a stylist and visual director in New York. He works out of his Brooklyn studio experimenting with shapes, proportions and sewing techniques. I had the opportunity to examine the hats up close and they are sublime.

Esenshel headwear is a uniquely modern, luxury brand for forward-thinking individuals. CREDITS: Esenshel Model – Bintou Windela Fall Beauty – Cathryn Guzman Stylist – Rodney Patterson DP / Editor – John Ricardel Concept / Direction – Rodney Patterson Gaffer – Caleb Keeler Spoken Word – Kymbali Craig Sound – Marc French Special Thanks – Phedra Gremillon & Patrick Cupid

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.