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Berry Rutjes Jr.

Berry Rutjes Jr. Milliner
Contact
Dutch, English, German
Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+31 622600665
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Joyful head pieces

  • • Berry works closely with her customers
  • • She likes to experiment creatively
  • • She has a keen eye for form, colour and fitting

Berry Rutjes has been making statement hats for the last 30 years. When she was still only a fashion designer and tailor in training, she was clearing out a drawer when she found scraps of magazines that inspired her to construct three-dimesional hats. These paper hats ended up being used for a presentation and from that moment on, hats became her livelihood, after choosing to specialise in millinery. Berry’s hats are hand sculpted from linen, straw, cotton, and silk, vibrant splashes of colour adding a note of joie de vivre. With finesse and an undisputed maker’s eye for colour, form, and fit, her selection of headwear is elegant and stands out for its exuberant flourishes of feathers and foliage.

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Works

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Photo: ©Jan Andraschko
Straw fascinator

This handmade straw fascinator is finished with silk flowers. The base of the hat is a simple round shaped base. On top of that is an oval shaped wave made of the same material. Berry Rutjes uses straw braids for the base, silk for all the handmade flowers as well as a synthetic material for the stamens.

Length 20 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 25 cm

Photo: ©Jan Andraschko
Parasisal fedora

This parasisal straw fedora is finished with a camel-coloured cotton ribbon. The brim is finished with the same material ribbon in the same colour as the hat itself.

Length 33 cm
Width 29 cm
Height 12 cm

Photo: ©Jan Andraschko
Velours felt hat

The top of this dark blue velours felt hat is a fancy fedora model. It has a notch in the middle of the top. The brim is covered with dark blue/purple ostrich feathers.

Length 40 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 17 cm

Photo: ©Jan Andraschko
Fedora parasisal top

This hat is made of parasisal straw. This is a fedora top with a large upside-down brim. The top is a dark chocolate brown, and the brim is a nice beige colour. The hat is finished with a dark brown coloured ribbon.

Length 44 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 12 cm

Photo: ©Jan Andraschko
Felt bowler hat

This bright yellow fur felt bowler hat is finished with a multicoloured striped ribbon.

Length 35 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 20 cm

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