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Haute Headcase

The rise of elaborate headdresses to embrace one's eccentricity

Implications - Hats are augmented to the point where they are no longer recognizable as hats, and head gear takes on extremely eccentric proportions. Always over the top, fashion's headdresses are singing 'the bigger, the better' tune, reflecting consumers' increasing self-awareness and adoption of extravagant expression.
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11 Featured, 95 Examples:
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Date Range:
Oct 09 — Mar 10
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Featured Examples

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Minnie Mouse Headgear
Juliett K. Rocks Animal Ear Headbands
Juliett K. is a 22-year-old fashionista from Poland that is rocking the trendy animal ear headbands you see all the celebrities wearing. Everyone from far-out pop star Lady Gaga to the hobo chic Mary-Kate… MORE
UFO- Style Headpieces
UFO- Style Headpieces
Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2010 is Alien Envious
Givenchy’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2010 collection is of other-worldly proportions. With dark mysterious makeup and serious and stern facial expressions, the collection keeps up the eerie vibe. Moving… MORE
Rainbow Bright Headgear
Rainbow Bright Headgear
The Philip Treacy 2010 Occasion Collection is Colorfully Dramatic
The Philip Treacy 2010 Occasion collection offers more than your fair share of extravagance and exaggeration. The London designer has revealed a set of accessories that include some vivacious and vibrant… MORE
Take-Out Box Fascinators
Take-Out Box Fascinators
The Chop Suey Palace Hat by Topsy Turvy Design is Delicious
I’m a huge fan of retro-modern fascinators like this Chop Suey Palace Hat by Topsy Turvy Designs. One of my favorite modern pin-up models, Bernie Dexter, is modeling this adorable headpiece, so you know… MORE
Geometrical Headwear
Geometrical Headwear
Creativity Gives a New Spin on Out-There Fashion
Argentinian fashion designer Denise Nardini brings a creative edge to her collection of photos entitled ‘DGN is an Experiment.’ Nardini says DGN materializes her effort to explore the silhouette at… MORE
Cubist Headpieces
Cubist Headpieces
Michelle Czech Creates Gaga-esque Headwear
Melbourne designer Michelle Czech had created a line of extreme headpieces. I can't help but think Lady Gaga would rock in a way only she could. These extreme designs definitely aren't mean for everyday… MORE
Denim Turbans
Denim Turbans
'Beauty Beyond Belief' in i-D Magazine Winter 2009 Redefines Jeans
If you're looking for simple ways to give your existing wardrobe a tribal twist, check out 'Beauty Beyond Belief' in the i-D Magazine Winter 2009 issue. Photographer Sebastian Kim captures models Liu Wen… MORE
Rapunzel-Like Headwear
Rapunzel-Like Headwear
The Warmi Knits are Stylishly Adorable
I really have to step up my knitwear game and I know exactly where I can get the cutest designs from: Warmi Knits. Although I’m not a particular fan of the Rapunzel-like scarf/hat, I’m pretty much all… MORE
Dead Raven Wear
Dead Raven Wear
Roksanda Ilincic's Spring 2010 Collection Takes from the Birds
To create Roksanda Ilincic's Spring 2010 collection, it appears as if the designer has carefully murdered hoards of ravens and blackbirds, stripping them of their feathery garb and ever so skillfully turning… MORE
Turret-Inspired Headwear
Turret-Inspired Headwear
The Longchamp Spring 2010 Campaign is Poised
Famed brand Longchamp has turned to David Sims to photograph their latest campaign starring model Sasha Pivovarova. Pivivarova channels her inner diva showcasing this season’s hottest bags. The Longchamp… MORE
Shipshape Headwear
Shipshape Headwear
The Marie Celeste Ship Hat by Zara Carpenter is for Landlubbers
Landlubbers will love the Marie Celeste Ship Hat by Zara Carpenter, as it allows them to rock pirate-esque fashion without setting foot on open water. The tiny ship sits atop a nest of sinamay and dotted… MORE

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