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The torrents of Spring/Summer

Oooh, it’s been a while.

But with summer nearly here, I thought some couture inspiration from the shows back in October last year to be essential viewing…

First, of course, is still-head-designer-less-but-rumour-heavy Christian Dior, for the headwear in the collection is nothing short of magnificent. We are particular fans of the following:

Christian Dior couture Spring/Summer 2011

Nobody does etherial elegance like Dior. Some examples are these elegant but fierce headpieces, using silk and feathers.

Christian Dior couture, Spring/Summer 2011

Christian Dior couture, Spring/Summer 2011

The Chanel show was stunning, despite the sad lack of headwear.

But Givenchy and Jean Paul Gautier more than made up for it, with these beauties – note the nod towards ‘hair-as-hats’ or hair art going on in JPG. Fabulous.

Hair or hat? Jean Paul Gautier couture, Spring/Summer 2011

Jean Paul Gautier couture, Spring/Summer 2011

Definitely hat. Givenchy couture, Spring/Summer 2011

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*Photos by no means my own, courtesy of style.com x

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Ready-to-hat: more from the shows!

It’s cold here in London town (you might have heard, a new ice age apparently!) and also one of the busiest times of the year, what with all our work deadlines, millinery and non, and the big C fast approaching. So, what is one to do but turn to all the stunning Fashion Week pictures, for both distraction and winter chic inspiration.

This (rather chilly) milliner’s fingers have been avoiding the frost by working on a million projects at once, a few of which you are about to see and other, more exciting ones, in the pipeline. In the meantime, here are a few items that would easily make it to the top of my Christmas wish list (if I wasn’t already working out how to make them myself!)

Carolina Herrera A/W '10, Ready to wear (thank you Style.com)

First up, and in keeping with this seasons red/camel colour trend, here is an elegant piece from Carolina Herrera. With the right outfit, this hat will rock.

Next, unashamed favouritism goes to my design crush, Christian Dior, for the following three stunners. I am a particular fan of the alternative flatcap and love this brown suede baggy version – genius if you have big hair, and the texture and folds make it look divine to wear. The manly flat top hat is fierce.

Christian Dior A/W '10, Ready to Wear (thank you Style.com)

Flowers soften the mean freezing cold, and the following selections are perfect to cheer up a winter outfit if you aren’t a fan of woolly pompom alternatives.

Christian Dior A/W '10, Ready to Wear (thank you Style.com)

Dolce and Gabbana have come up several versions of this glorious blossom hat. Another favourite, Charles Anastase is renowned for his fairytale creations, and this headpiece would look beautiful indoors and out.

Dolce & Gabbana A/W '10, Ready to Wear

 

Charles Anastase A/W '10, Ready to Wear

In honour of the spectacularly cold weather battering dear Blighty this week, here are some delightful options from John Galiano, who really knows how to steal the show from any old ice age…

And just so that we don’t leave this post with the idea of Ugg boots as hats, here are a few actually useful items from Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld and Prada. Loving the beaten fedora and winter headbands. Keep warm peeps! xx

Vivienne Westwood A/W '10, Ready to Wear

Karl Lagerfeld A/W '10, Ready to Wear

Prada A/W '10, Ready to Wear

 

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