The Headwear Association recently held its 110th (!) Annual Dinner at Central Park’s Boat House, and as usual, it was a fun, hat-filled affair. Awards were given out and models held a lively hat fashion show.
2018 Retailer of the Year: Levine and Levine Hat Company Ben Rosenthal Award: Art Pottash and Artex Knitting Mills 2018 FIT Scholarship Recipient (with $100,000 donated by S.H. Baik of Young An Hat company): Adam Lee
The Headwear Association Board of Directors
Lee, recipient of the FIT scholarship
A model wearing Magid
Michael & Stephanie Carter, Wallaroo Hat Co.
Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine; Kelly Gorman, AccessoriesTheShow/UBM Fashion
Scott Starnes and Debra Highsmith, Dorfman Pacific
A model wearing San Diego Hat Company
Jason and Michelle Ouhrabka, Korber Hats
Lance Levine from Levine’s Hat Co.
Ellen Colon Lugo and Jill Hammer, both wearing Ellen Christine Couture
David Molina and Phillip Jolesch, JJ Hat Center
A model in a Broner hat
Kangol 80th Anniversary Peebles Cap
At left: Karen Alberg, MR Magazine
Gerry Miller, Hatco with Paul Guilden and Xiao Li Tan, Stetson
Jeff Claire, Bollman Hat Company
Andria Rapagnola and Jessen Fitzpatrick from Salmagundi 2012 THA retailer of the year
Art Pottash, Artex Knitting Mills, 2018 Rosenthal Award Winner