OAK// ONE OF A KIND
OAK is an ode to our founding designer’s millinery creations and the emotions they convey. As a work of sculpture, each hat is hand molded by Mariela through clouds of steam to reach an aesthetic asymmetric complexity–characteristic of her style. MDV releases its OAK pieces in a diverse series of numbered collections, each emblematic of a different source of inspiration. Every piece, dignified by its own identity, thrives to relate and create an individual, personal connection with the wearer. These organic, asymmetric and unconstrained forms are delivered through an artisanal process heightened by an impeccable use of high quality materials such as wool, rabbit and beaver felts, as well as Ecuadorian toquilla straw.
We pride ourselves on the sentiments of expression that can transform an attitude when we dress in a work of art. Through OAK, MDV encourages us to transcend that which is visually appealing into authentic emotions, knowing that this is all that matters.