HEIDI LEE / ENDLESS ECHO HAT / PHOTO: DAP / VOGUE ITALIA 2018

 

Artist + Hat Designer, Heidi Lee wearing her signature Swarovski crystal “Endless Echo Hat” for the crowd at the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade + Bonnet Festival / Midtown, New York / April 1, 2018 / Photographs By ©2018 Diane Allford 

DIANE ALLFORD PHOTOGRAPHY / Vogue Italia

Here’s what Heidi had to say about her creation on her website…

“Consisting of eight overlapping faces (referencing Hellenic classical antiquity) the Echo Hat reimagines the myth of Echo and Narcissus as an allegory of the post-internet age; it raises ethical questions about surveillance technologies and the millennial age of the selfie. It is also a visual pun on the “Echo Chamber” effect of the internet: in which information, ideas, or beliefs are amplified or reinforced by transmission and repetition inside an “enclosed” system, often drowning out different or competing views (globalization of social media)”  (source)

 

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