My first taste of the world outside of the US was in 2009, when I attended Carnival in Venice. I kept a journal of those travels here, and in 2021 I started reissuing them as “Director’s Cuts” with full text and previously unpublished photos at Daveno Travels. Here’s a teaser of what you will find there:
My trip to Venice launched both my hunger for travel, and my internationally inspired work. The designs shown below resulted from my travels to Italy between 2009-2011 and are shown alongside the architectural elements that inspired them.
Of this collection, the Venetian and Venetian Garden remain among my most popular styles, made mostly by hand and almost entirely from reclaimed textiles. Not all of these hats are in my custom catalog, but I welcome the opportunity to create something similar for you.