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The Lightness of Being collection is our venture to regress to the foundational existence of a hat. In this anthology, MDV takes from minimalist designs to reorganize the elements of each hat– an intent to accentuate its single sublime nature. By drawing attention to the rightful essence of a hat only altered to be worn, the piece is freed from any presumption, expectation or belief. MDV breaks from the burdening ideals, prejudices, assumptions and conjectures that do not belong to who we really are. To leave these behind we must go back to our roots, our origins, our own creation– Lightness of Being is precisely a celebration of this.

Inspired by Milan Kundera’s existential dilemma present in the duality of a way of being, we set out to create a collection leaning towards the cathartic forms of lightness. Clearing the hat’s meaning of weighty preconceptions we, once again, arrived at a work of art where its simplicity becomes the protagonist. The hat is crafted into a variety of forms ranging from classic and clean-cut shapes to complex asymmetric silhouettes– its pureness brought back through effortless and instinctual existence.

Remaining close to the origins of these materials, this collection honors the power and grace of a piece of work bare of enhancement. When we strip a piece of adornments and embellishments we simply let it be. In this way, the hat becomes a personage in itself, a character of its own story– alive through its sole existence.

With the Lightness of Being collection craftsmanship is raised to its most honest and solid realization, culminating in a work of art that prevails in need of nothing other than itself.



Wool Felt

  • 100% wool
  • Water repellent
  • Light (weight)
  • Warm


  • Crown Height : 9 cm // Short
  • Brim Length : 7 cm // Short



1. To measure the circumference of your head you must start by placing the tape at the center of your forehead, 1 cm above your eyebrows.

2. Continue circling the tape around your head right above your ears .

3. And then to the most prominent point at the back of your head.

4. Continue until you are back to 1cm above your eyebrows.

5. Hold the tape firmly but not too tightly.



  • To maintain your hat’s brim shape you must rest your hat dependending on its design. If your hat has an inclination or any brim alteration that is not flat, you should rest it upside down, sitting on its crown. If the brim is completely flat, it is okay to rest your hat on its brim, as long as it is a flat surface

  • Store your hat in a dry/cold place and avoid direct light to prevent it from losing its shape

  • If you have several hats, do not stack them on top of each other

  • Do not leave your hat inside your car for too long. Heat could cause shrinking

  • Take the dust off your hat by brushing it with a soft bristled brush, counter-clockwise

  • Remove the fuzz with a sticky-lint roller or tape

  • Clean your hat with a soft cloth with mild water

  • Avoid heavy rain

  • If your hat gets wet, let it dry naturally


  • Hold your hat by its brim and not its crown to avoid it from creasing

  • Do not pinch the crown

  • Avoid rain

  • Clean your hat with a soft cloth or a wipe with mild water

  • If you have several hats do not stack them on top of each other

For more information contact us  studio@mainsdevapeur.com