You’d think anyone with the name Swanepoel would change it as soon as he left South Africa. Plenty of Poggenpoels and Vandeventers did. But not Albertus Q. Swanepoel. And there, a few weeks ago, his name was on a major billboard in Manhattan — Albertus Swanepoel, designer of the new hat collection at the Gap. The handsome, soft-spoken, Pretoria-born Swanepoel, who has been in America for almost twenty years, has steadily been getting rave write-ups for his fabulous hats in Vogue and the New York Times, working with top fashion designers like Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera, and his namesake label sells in Barneys and Paul Smith, to name a few. At the moment he is in talks with Club Monaco and Stetson to bring out a range of headgear. Even if you don’t wear a hat, check out one of the funkiest websites around.