Every single season hats pop up during the collection presentations. Yet we can’t remember having seen hats as big as they were for fall/winter 2012/2013. Marc Jacobs clearly seems to have had some kind of hat obsession during his designing process. In every single one of his collections (Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs) there was a hat-overkill.
Models stepping of the Louis Vuitton train wore colored felt versions as the young girls at Marc Jacobs sported the most hideous (if we may say so) colored fur examples. They might never be worn by a living soul again, yet they made up for a nice show gimmick.
More modest hats that will in fact generate sales are the ones designed by Max Mara, Donna Karan, Roberto Cavalli and Burberry. We did not recognize any particular hat trend, but hats definitely add that wow-factor to any fall look.
Spring is not far away, but in Europe it’s still winter. So we still stay close to the wintertrends – just in case you’re looking for a hat, boots or bag.
Karl Lagerfeld is wearing them for years and will probably never take them off: his black heeled boots. And he’s absolutely right, because this fashionable footwear is everything a man needs this winter.
While women are already hooked for years, finally our men seem to be down for this timeless and ultra comfy footwear. Even the trouser- in- shoe- style seems to be accepted right now. While boots used to be worn by the rebels and mavericks, they now veered into high fashion territory. Labels like Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Kris van Assche, Bottega Veneta and Ann DeMeulemeester showed us masculine and sturdy boots. And also on the streets we find many men walking in them.
Most popular this season is for sure the combat boot, based on the actual military boot worn by soldiers. We saw them already last year, mainly because of the huge military trend, but this time the designers gave a little twist to it. They played with different colors and textures and combined brogues, sporty and grunge elements into one. Not convinced yet? Just take a look at these men…
They used to be the ultimate style element for a man in the twenties en thirties and for some men it still is: the classic hat. After the huge popularity in the early Nineteenth Century – think American entertainers like Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra – this iconic item sadly enough disappeared for years because it became an item that was more for the older and conservative man.
But in the Nineties it was pop icon Michael Jackson that made this phenomenon incredibly popular again. Flipping his head while doing the moonwalk. And many stars followed his lead later on, like Justin Timberlake and Black Eye Peace front singer Will.i.am. They showed that a hat is something that everyone man could en should wear on every age, and not only in a classic way.
And that’s exactly what the designers showed us too this season. While still most popular worn with a suit, a hat can be worn with almost everything and in every style. From fedora chic to Mafioso cool. Preferably right on the head and a little bit over the eyes. Take a look at the photos to see which style will suit you well…
Bags, you can’t have enough of them, at least if we ask most women. But for men it has always been a little bit different. Why carrying a bag all day when you can put your stuff in your pocket? But it seems that they’ve changed their minds. For the last few years we’ve seen more and more men walking with a so-called man bag. And not just a bag, but a real it- bag that fits perfectly with their outfit. Even a clutch is no longer a no go area. Thanks to male celebs and style icons like Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and David Beckham, showing off their Louis Vuitton and Prada purses, men seem to no longer be ashamed to be spotted with a man bag.
And this is not only noticeable in the streets but the catwalks are also full of it. Man bags are coming in a wider range of size, type, color and material. They’re masculine, aesthetic and perfect to finish off your outfit for any occasion. Like the Bottega Veneta super size casual chic purses or the structured clutches from Louis Vuitton to smarten up your look. So do not longer be afraid to get in touch with your feminine side, because the man bag is slowly becoming a real wardrobe essential.
A cool hats is the perfect finishing of a trendy look. It will make heads turn in the streets and if you wear it during the international fashion weeks you will definitely get your picture taken by the fashion paparazzi. In Milan and London we spotted Olivia Palermo and Rachel Zoe sporting their signature hat looks, but we saw many more cool headpieces. Like a cap with bunny ears attached to it, a leather aviator hat and let’s not forget the leopard cherries on Anna dello Russo’s hat.
Out of all hats we spotted this season, we selected our Top 5.
Below you can find our gallery full of funky hats.
As of this season hats are officially back in fashion! After seeing some amazing hats at Kenzo (last season) and Gucci (fall/winter) we cannot help but want to get our hands on one of our own.
The seventies revival made floppy hats all the rage again, yet there were plenty more hats to be seen on the international runways.
Furry (Issa), Boyish (Dolce & Gabbana), Animal shaped (Givenchy), Peter Pan-ish (Pucci) or colored (Blugirl & Gucci), just pick your favorite.
And if those designer pieces are a little too expensive you’ll find the coolest hats at H&M, Asos and Zara as well.
Who needs sunglasses anymore after a short night of sleep? Just hide under your fedora…