Drawing inspiration from the women in his church who wore hats as a natural addition to their attire, Tony used his talent and natural ability to create hats for women that radiated feminine charm and were as unique as the women themselves. This hobby led to a business venture, Designs by Tony. His hats and fascinators are not only one of a kind, they are individually inspired. His original creations come from a God-given inner talent that flows through his fingers as naturally as breath flows through our nostrils. Tony feels there is nothing else that makes a woman stand out in a crowd like a beautiful hat.
Tony’s hats and fascinators are sought by some of the best-dressed women who attend the Oaks and the Kentucky Derby. One of his original designs was worn by none other than actress Angela Basset for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. A feature article in the Churchill Downs Magazine in 2015 acknowledged Tony’s hats as distinctively different. One of Tony’s creations graced the front cover of Today’s Woman Magazine in 2016 and has been featured in the same magazine since 2013. In addition, his hats have been highlighted in Martha Stewart Living, Ebony, and Mogul Magazine. So, if you want to be that well-dressed woman who draws the attention of those who appreciate good taste and unique style, call on “the Hat man”, Designs by Tony.