30 June 2022

We all wear many hats in our life, and it is impossible and unnecessary to wear them all at once. After these strange last two years I have decided, like many of us, to change my hat and to reconsider and redirect my energy: exploring new routes to apply creativity and interpret elegance. As Bob Dylan has it, the times they are c-c-c-changing. It is not an Adieu, but a Arrivederci. 

With eternal gratitude to Giacomo Loro Piana, Francesca Alfaro, Francesca Baldi, Klara Bredlow, Claudia Casarosa, Guendalina Cassinelli, Roberta Girotti, Yuri Kaban, Dimitra Louana Marlanti, Cornelia Mattiacci, Cristina Panetti, Susanna Pegoraro, Margherita Pollo, Anita Poltronieri, Elisabetta Tangorra Sara Tamburone, and everyone who lived through this with me.

Geneviève Xhaët



Flapper is a Milan based headwear brand, established by Italian-Belgian designer Genevieve Xhaet in 2013.

Defined by a subtle elegant aesthetic, FLAPPER embodies traditional Italian craftsmanship to deliver high quality headwear pieces which reflect a smoothly stylish and refined character.

Genevieve Xhaet studied fashion in Milan and soon after became the personal assistant of Pierangelo D’Agostin for the lines of Jil Sander, Malo, Druhmor, Cruciani and Hlam.

Her professional turning point were the collections she designed for the historical Barbisio hat factory, a place of pure industrial archeology where her love for hats grew.

The goals of her designs is combining functional aspects of headwear while experimenting with innovative fabrics.

Flapper is a project that the Italian - Belgian designer - a lover of culture and art in all of their many expressions - began developing in her native city of Biella, the birthplace of the most prized Italian textiles, where from her youth she studied the processes and techniques that are the foundation of her pieces.

It praises this desire through precise cuts, exclusive embellishments, intense colors and delicate nuances, and natural materials and prized textiles, including wool, cashmere and linen, all sourced, styled and hand sewn respecting Made in Italy values and artisanal knowledge.