Producers of hats and bags as quietly arresting as they are irresistible, Axel Mano’s Graham Clarke and Susie Meekin are a long way from their original home in England. But Britain’s loss has indubitably been Australia’s gain, for these master milliners weave their magic with the finest Italian straw, using traditional hand blocking techniques where no effort is spared to produce exquisite headwear pieces that are as distinctive for their detailing as they are for their functionality. Hunt has been the proud supplier of Axel Mano hats for many years, and also carries the tantalisingly vibrant ‘seatbelt’ bags that are as durable as they are visually captivating.