Monday, August 23, 2010

Trend : At the drop of a hat

I hate to sound pretentious, but I do have announced it months ago : the hat is coming back.
This summer already, it bloomed on the women's top, as a real sunflower.
In cloth or in straw, it smelled good the return of the retro, the time of Coco Chanel or the impressionists. They were all stolen to the old wardrobe of European men. As yes, the contemporary headgear of women are all men's. Boater, Panama, Borsalino, Stetson : they left the historical movies for the podiums of the women's fashion. From Galliano to Antonio Marras, every designer have made his models wear something on top of their head. The fashionistas had the choice : Western or Countryside.

The trend persists this winter. Not a head could be bare, which will assure us to stay warm and trendy at the same time. How good is that ?
The hat will play on the extremes : micro hat which will drive us back to the 50s and which will transformed us into Mad Men's actresses, or, for the boldest, try the enormous, extravagant model. Copy Lady Gaga or Sarah Jessica Parker and crush on British designer Philip Treacy's creations. His hats are inspired by the unfamous ones of the British aristocrats, who rivaled with each other in boldness and elegance at Ascot.

The choice is now between Posh and Rock. On one side, you can look ingenuous and deliciously old-fashioned, with ribbons, pearls, veils and other cute details. You will match those discreet yet refined hats with elegant outfits inspired by Audrey Hepburn, Virginia Woolfe, Brigitte Bardot, and Dita Von Teese. The woman of the winter will be half pin-up, half Parisian bourgeoise.
So, don't be afraid to dip your mother and your grand-mother's wardrobe. It will never be too kitch and too faded.

But if you prefer something wilder, opt for a hat which will be more rock'n'roll, even gothic.
Choose it black, in leather or in other materials : plastic, feathers, lucite, and preferably really crazy. You will be sure to be the center of attention, and the sensation of the party.
I think we can really rejoice of the come back of the hat, as it is one of the most beautiful accessory a woman can wear. You can always find some pretty ones at very affordable price, and every shape is timeless.
So, as the Queen could say : God save the hat !
Pictures :
Agyness Deyn, Moschino, Sarah Jessica Parker
Philip Treacy, Lady Gaga
Philip Treacy, Oscar de la Renta, John Lew
Mischa Barton, Philip Treacy, Daphne Guinness


  1. Hats :D I love them , it's great that they are In again !

  2. Oh such a lovely post! Hats are always a great accessory!

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