Rise of Headwear

Statement hats as budget-conscious, wearable art
Implications - Hats were a status symbol for many decades, and while they fell off the fashion radar for the greater part of the last decade, they're making a comeback. Millinery makes for easy-to-adopt statement pieces, as a single hat can lend itself to various looks, making it budget-friendly and versatile.
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Spiked Cloche Hats - Avant-Garde Headwear in Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva's 'Dusty Butterflies'
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Hot 25,492 Clicks Pub: Sep 6, 09
Spiked Cloche Hats
Avant-Garde Headwear in Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva's 'Dusty Butterflies'
Headwear has been huge this season, so it's no surprise that Andrey Yakovlev and Lili Aleeva's 'Dusty Butterflies' takes this fashion phenomenon to new heights. In the gallery above, you'll see giant spiked… [More]
Outlandish Hats - Vogue Russia Brings Out the Peculiar Headgear
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Hot 27,063 Clicks Pub: May 26, 09
Outlandish Hats
Vogue Russia Brings Out the Peculiar Headgear
Vogue Russia takes hats and head gear to the extreme in its June 2009 issue with the editorial Новый порядок (A New Order). Photographer Jason Kibbler captured model Jourdan Dunn in outlandish head pieces… [More]
Oversized Derby Hats - Chic Brimmed Kentucky Derby Hats and Headdresses
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Hot 37,478 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 09
Oversized Derby Hats
Chic Brimmed Kentucky Derby Hats and Headdresses
Kentucky Derby hats are all we can think about -- we’ve got big-brimmed hats and lacy pillbox headpieces on our radar. This gallery is a look into some of the chicest derby-worthy bonnets we’ve spotted… [More]
Feather Faces - Fabulous Avian Hairpieces From the Lanvin Fall 2009 Collection
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Warm 12,800 Clicks Pub: May 17, 09
Feather Faces
Fabulous Avian Hairpieces From the Lanvin Fall 2009 Collection
Alber Elbaz of Lanvin paid homage to the 1940s when he sent his models down the runway with elegant feather hairpieces. For Fall 2009, he used Parisian values as one of the big themes for his show. Elbaz… [More]
Pom-Pom Hats - Crafty Headgear Topped Off Diane Von Furstenberg's Fall 2009 Show
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Crafty Headgear Topped Off Diane Von Furstenberg's Fall 2009 Show
While many designers played it safe and sober for Fall 2009, fashion rock star Diane von Furstenberg went in a different direction with daring styles. Surely this collection was a backlash against the… [More]
Cone-Head Couture - The Givenchy Spring 2010 Collection Features Dunce Hats
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Mild 8,298 Clicks Pub: Oct 5, 09
Cone-Head Couture
The Givenchy Spring 2010 Collection Features Dunce Hats
Ricardo Tisci, the creative mastermind behind the success of one of Paris’ biggest fashion houses, has succeeded in creating a Spring 2010 collection that, in terms of artistry and craftsmanship, rivals… [More]