You all know how much I love Lack of Color… Well now that love has grown even more, after the label’s latest collection, which is definitely its best yet! There are new hats, in new colours, sizes and styles, and there are also the classics: the Midnight Muse, and Silver Haze. Significantly, tricolour hats have been added to the mix, for extra colour, extra fun, and extra style! Never has Lack of Color had so much colour. No matter the colour of your aura, there’s something here for you!
To celebrate Lack of Color’s ‘Dark Fantasy’ collection, I interviewed co-founder Tess Corvaia, and she’s just as lovely as you would think.
Lack of Color co-founders, Rob Tilbury and Tess Corvaia
Photo from Tess’ Instagram
Cris: How did you guys meet?
Tess: We met about 4 years ago and have a lot in common. We love all things fashion and really click when it comes to a lot of things we experience in life.
Cris: How did you know that you should make a hat label together?
Tess: We both are so heavily involved in the fashion world and absolutely love to create. We saw a real hole in the market for a staple hat brand to share with Australians, and the rest is history as they say…
Cris: What was the inspiration behind your latest collection ‘Dark Fantasy’?
Tess: We had so many different inspirations but particularly everything that you think about when you think WINTER. Cold crisp mornings and quiet dark nights are at the soul of the collection, which features dark tones to suit the winter mood and atmosphere. ‘Dark Fantasy’ features hats in easy to wear colours and comfortable fabrics; providing a staple piece for every winter wardrobe.
Cris: Since you started Lack of Color, your brand has really expanded. Did you think this was ever possible when you started out?
Tess: I guess when you first start out you never really know what to expect. We are so humbled with the amount of support we have received since we first started. If someone told me that people like Vanessa Hudgens would be wearing out hats three years ago, we probably would’ve laughed in disbelief.
Cris: What’s Lack of Color’s favourite colour for this fall/winter season?
Tess: Oh I couldn’t possibly choose! We love them all! The funny thing is they are all very special in their own way. The red is this gorgeous, vibrant red. The navy is this elusive shade of darkness. The ivory is just so simple and chic and simply beautiful. And then we have the splices which are pretty special in their own right. A three-toned hat is so perfect for colour-blocking and they are all similarly toned so they’re not too out there.
Cris: So far, what has been the highlight for you since Lack of Color was born?
Tess: We have experienced so many highlights. We particularly love receiving emails from our customers saying how much they love our product. Or someone gave one as a present to a loved one and they were so stoked. Things like that really make our day. The celebrity and blogger reception has also been amazing as well.
Cris: What do you think when you see people wearing your designs?
Tess: We absolutely love it! We really think that a Lack of Color hat is the perfect way to polish an outfit and finish it off.
Cris: What is one accessory you can’t leave the house without at the moment?
Tess: I am a sucker for rings. We both wear really fine rings from Sarah and Sebastian on our fingers and never take them off.
Cris: What do you see in the future for Lack of Color?
Tess: I guess we will just have to wait and see… Hopefully we can keep providing Australia and the world with a staple, wearable and affordable hat for many years to come.
Cris: Who wears the fedora the best: Indiana Jones, Michael Jackson, or Johnny Depp? And why?
Tess: Johnny Depp. Because, he’s Johnny Depp. We have a fascination with him. He is just this quintessentially cool guy who is not only a great actor but his outlook on life is just so open-minded and pure. And that’s something we really admire in people.
Cris: Would you rather be in your pyjamas all day, or dressed up all day?
Tess: It would depend on the day! Sometimes we love having a lazy day (that doesn’t happen much lately) but on Sundays we love to have a chilla day. We like to wear understated clothes that suit our individual style.
So whether you’re having a lazy day, a chilla day, or you’re dressing up for something, get a Lack of Color hat here!