Monday, 26 September 2011

Hats Off!

Gucci's collection for this season has been highly influential in terms of shapes and colours. And the look wouldn't be complete without the glamorous hat, giving the woman an empowering allure.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton also made a statement with its fetish inspired peaked caps and Burberry's Jaguar mink fur flat cap, featuring in the current advertising campaign, gives an irreverent touch to the whole look.

Burberry, source:

But how does this translate into Londoners' style? I don't know if it's just fashion or the inspiration from the new jewel of the Royal Family, Catherine Middleton, but I can definitely see more women wearing a hat.

It does give an edge to an outfit but remember you must wear it with attitude. Regarding the much commented Princess Beatrice hat at the Royal Wedding, designed by Philip Treacy, Tom Ford said the hat wore the Princess...


This cannot be said of the legendary fashion stylist Isabella Blow, who could have the most outrageous hat on and it would only add to her unique style.

She was actually both a mentor and a muse to Philip Treacy, and their relationship is even an inspiration for the silver screen. Max Nesome is writing her new biopic and Anders Palm is producing the film.

But it doesn't matter which style is closest to your heart, I'm sure you can find a hat to suit your own individuality.

And London women are making the most of the choices available to them by wearing a hat to complete the whole look.

Stephen Jones Millinery

I actually have quite a few hats myself, from fur to 20s inspired, they are not only beautiful but warm and great for the approaching cold months. And a warm colour can definitely brighten up your day!

Spanish customer at DKNY London