Wear your Nick Fouquet’s hat with confidence

Wear your Nick Fouquet’s hat with confidence

“Nick Fouquet is part human part animal” claims the official site of the man who, at least per GQ, embodies the creative scene in Venice, California. The son of model Bernard Fouquet the designer grew up in the south of France and in Florida and moved to Los Angeles in 2008 after stints in New York and Colorado. Fouquet started his business after he realized that people were not paying much attention on headwear. He changed it in miraculous ways.

“The Nick Fouquet Brand is an extension of my souls and my creativity. It’s an unconscious free streaming flow of my designs that come from travel, art, love, family and self. It’s a psychedelic bourgeoisie bohemian experience” notes the designer. “I honestly did not know hat making was my thing. I didn’t know what my thing was. It found me. I graduated with a BA in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development. My future was looking more like forestry or a recluse in the high mountains of Colorado as a field worker. I had always identified with colours, design and natural aesthetics, which I derived from my travels and working for other designers and ultimately implemented into my work”.

Sustainable fashion is on Fouquet’s agenda –“I use 100% Beaver fur felt which is sustainably harvested. Few hat makers use it” he adds- who is inspired by “travel, gutter punks, Tom Sawyer, Keith Richards, The Sappeurs in the Congo, my Dad’s Style and love”.

As for the sexiest way to wear a hat the 37 years old designer has a simple advice. “Wear it with confidence”.

Cover photo via Instagram / @nickfouquet