Hats are not just a quick fix for a bad hair day; and their popularity in fashion has risen. While Gucci recently clinched the ultimate dad cap collaborator, Major League Baseball, quirkier propositions have emerged into our consciousness.
Fedoras are admittedly not the most relevant hats of the era. Recent iterations by designers like Marc Jacobs and Raf Simons, however, spot exaggerated brims to cast a more enigmatic shadow around the face. Think Beyonce in Formation… do you see it?
Saint Laurent Grosgrain-trimmed straw hat, US$795 on Net-a-Porter
Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Wool Fedora, US$195 on MyTheresa
Lanvin Felt Hat, $1232 on Farfetch
The PVC trend has officially dominated street style, many choosing bag and boot options. Dip your toes (or head) into this aesthetic with a PVC bucket hat, a la Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
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and Wander Black Mesh Hat, US$170 on SSENSE
Comme des Garçons Shirt Beige Shirt Bucket Hat, US$330 on SSENSE
Certainly one of the more controversial options, face warmers were seen on runways everywhere. They make a great remedy for blistering temperatures overseas. Just don’t walk into a bank wearing one of them.
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Fenty x Puma Peaked Balaclava, $103 on Farfetch
Gucci Patent Brim Cap, $680 on Farfetch
Rick Owens Knitted Face Mask, $628 on Farfetch
This hat trend deserves the heart shape eyes emoji. Who knew ski-wear could look so adorable-chic? But of course, leave it to Prada to surprise us with a reinvention of their classic nylon accessories in their Resort 2019 collection. We can’t wait to try these when it gets to be 20°C again in Singapore!
Raf Simons Red Joy Division ‘Atmosphere’ Baseball Cap, US$550 on SSENSE
Gucci Jacquard Cotton Cap, US$530 on MyTheresa
Here’s a hat option we can all get on board with: Dior’s latest Fall 2018 collection was an ode to student protests, and many of the models donned quintessentially French berets. Maybe the message is women who protest don’t have time to do their hair, but can somehow still look effortlessly cool.
Isabel Marant Evie Wool-blend Felt Cap, US$155 on Net-a-Porter
Brixton Ashland Cap, US$47 on Shopbop
Dior Denim Beret With Veil
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Don’t squint to enjoy your juicy-beach read; straw hats are always as appropriate in the summer for their fashion as their function. Why not experiment with size, like Jacquemus did for his Fall 2018 Collection, where hat brims were so wide they flopped over the models’ shoulders so they looked more like hoods.
Jacquemus Oversized Straw Hat, US$490 on Net-a-Porter
Off-White Straw Hat, US$210 on MyTheresa
Eugenia Kim Bunny ‘Apres Ski’ Straw Sunhat, US$475 on Moda Operandi