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35 Umbrellavations

Couture, Profane and Smart Umbrellas

— November 11, 2008 — Fashion
Rihanna brought umbrellas into pop culture a couple of years ago with her ubiquitous hit song in which she invites her lover to stand under her umbrella, ella ella… Naturally, the huge success of the song elicited Rihanna to release her own line of umbrellas. In fact, that business move was so successful, she recently unleashed its second collection.

And with fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier getting in on the umbrella business, it is clear that umbrellas are not just simple tools to protect us from the rain or sun anymore. Umbrellas have become a true fashion accessory that is the center of much innovation in both design and functionality.

Here at TrendHunter.com, we’ve been tracking increased interest in umbrella designs and innovations. From the quirky designs (check out the profane, ‘F’ The Rain, and arsebrella) to those that try to add an extra functionality, like photo browsing, weather forecasting and music playback.

And of course since Trend Hunter tries to always promote eco designs, you can find solar umbrellas that collect green energy to charge gadgets and those that are made from garbage.

Whatever you are looking for, I am sure you will find something to inspire you—or at least make you smile—in this cluster of umbrellavations.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
34
The Smart Umbrella
The Smart Umbrella
Flashes on Days it Will Rain (So You Don't Forget)
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33
Profane Umbrella
Profane Umbrella
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32
Celebrity Raingear
Celebrity Raingear
Rihanna Umbrellas for Spring 2008
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31
Eco Umbrellas Made of Garbage
Eco Umbrellas Made of Garbage
The Eco Brolly
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30
Umbrellas Inspired By Nature
Umbrellas Inspired By Nature
The Parashell
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29
Solar Powered Patios
Solar Powered Patios
Umbrella Glows for 8 Hours
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28
Umbrellas with Feet
Umbrellas with Feet
The Stand by Tsuboi
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27
Light Saber Umbrella
Light Saber Umbrella
LED and Rain Protector Together at Last
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26
Helpful Umbrellas
Helpful Umbrellas
'The Guide' Shows Tourists the Way
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25
Music in the Rain
Music in the Rain
DAP Umbrella
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24
Anti-Inside Out Umbrella
Anti-Inside Out Umbrella
GustBuster
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23
Umbrella Art
Umbrella Art
En-JOI the Rain
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22
Anti-Collision Umbrellas
Anti-Collision Umbrellas
Polite Umbrella
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21
Umbrella Predicts Rain
Umbrella Predicts Rain
Ambient Umbrella Gives 12 Hour Warning
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20
Novel Celebrity Products
Novel Celebrity Products
Rihanna's 2nd Umbrella Collection
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19
Unbreakable Fighting Umbrellas
Unbreakable Fighting Umbrellas
New Philippine Secret Weapon
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18
Offensive Rain Gear
Offensive Rain Gear
The 'F the Rain' Umbrella
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17
Double-Stemmed Umbrellas
Double-Stemmed Umbrellas
Tandem Umbrella For Lovers
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16
Furniture That Blooms
Furniture That Blooms
The Destalt Umbrella Table
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15
Hands Free Umbrella
Hands Free Umbrella
'Nubrella' Will Not Invert
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14
Biodegradable Umbrella
Biodegradable Umbrella
The Bamboo Brelli
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13
5 Clever Underwear Ads
5 Clever Underwear Ads
Including The Wonderbra Umbrella
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12
Eco-Friendly Charging Umbrellas
Eco-Friendly Charging Umbrellas
Parasolar
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11
Rain Filtering Umbrellas
Rain Filtering Umbrellas
The Filterbrella
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10
Controversial Umbrella Designs
Controversial Umbrella Designs
The Arsebrella
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9
Flamenco Umbrellas
Flamenco Umbrellas
WW & Co. Gets Funky
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8
Umbrella Apparel
Umbrella Apparel
From Gutter to Gown With ‘The Umbrella Project'
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7
Bumperella
Bumperella
Non Lethal Umbrella
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6
Eco-Friendly Umbrella Dryers
Eco-Friendly Umbrella Dryers
The Rain Wipe
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5
Umbrella Photo Browser
Umbrella Photo Browser
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4
Fashion Raingear
Fashion Raingear
Jean Paul Gaultier Umbrellas
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3
My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella
My Day Electronic Paper Umbrella
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2
Footwear Umbrellas
Footwear Umbrellas
Shuella Shoe Protectors
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1
Brass-Knuckle Umbrella
Brass-Knuckle Umbrella
Umbuster
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