Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Global Hat Invasion. Hats for Spring-Summer 2011.

Before another round of global Fashion Weeks will be here, I have decided to post a Hat Summery  of the hats presented by the designers from all over the world for upcoming Spring Summer 2011. Actually, the reason behind this post is the simple fact that I am completely exhausted to answer questions like: "Who wears hats any more!?". To this I always answer "People with a sense of style". And "Are hats coming back?" - to this I say - "They never left!" .
                                        Dior Spring-Summer 2011
I have noticed that I am particularly annoyed at those of my colleagues who happen to think that Millinery is a "dying art"  and that stylists and editors do not use hats that much. Do your homework, ladies and gentlemen!You really have to be blind not to see hats everywhere, including editorials, add campaigns and catwalks of the global Fashion Houses. I live the subject of Millinery as a "dying art" to farther discussion. I have many things to say to  those of my colleagues who love to play victims to their own inability to interest customer with the quality, design and craftsmanship.On the positive note, I know that those of you who love hats as much as a I do will enjoy this post tremendously. So, here it is :-) :
Hermes Spring-Summer 2011
Fabulous John Galliano Spring-Summer 2011
 Comme Des Garcons Spring-Summer 2011
 Junya Watanabe Spring-Summer 2011
 Rick Owens Spring-Summer 2011
 Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti Spring-Summer 2011
 Marc Jacobs Spring-Summer 2011
 Ralph Lauren Spring-Summer 2011.
 Jiles Spring-Summer 2011
 Etro Spring-Summer 2011
 Tao Comme Des Garcons Spring Summer 2011
 Ungaro Spring-Summer 2011
 Alberta Ferretti Spring-Summer 2011
 Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer 2011
 Marni Spring-Summer 2011
 Missoni Spring-Summer 2011
 Moschino Spring-Summer 2011
 Prada Spring-Summer 2011
 Viktor&Rolf Spring-Summer 2011
 Sonia Rykiel Spring-Summer 2011
 Vivienne Westwood Spring-Summer 2011
 Yohji Yamamoto Spring-Summer 2011
All photographs used in this post are courtesy of www.firstView.com and www.Style.com


David Toms said...

Anya, I do so completely agree with you that hats never went out of fashion. I believe that women and men just do not know how to wear a hat these days and see it is a trial. A hat can be the perfect accessory, and will just complete an outfit and give the wearer a sense of satnding apart. I remember the fabulous hats that my mother wore in the 1960's, which ranged from fabulous fluffy creations to the bare minimum, and the wonderful assortment od hat pins that she had to hold them in place.

Of the ones you have shown, I love the geometric simplicity of tha hats for Hermes, an the wonderful 1930's resort look of Marc Jacobs.

Have a wonderful day.


Wow! and thank you for these pics. I have absolutely NO trouble selling hats in all styles and shapes at my vintage fashion fairs. To both men and women. Visitors can never resist trying them on and posing. They sell to all types - fashionistas, students, yummy mummys, elegant ladies and gentlemen, and only occasionally to 'retro dressers'. I meet lots of aspiring milliners here who love to browse and buy for inspiration. Hats and hat-making is very popular here in the UK. Your own collections are quite stunning!

Maja said...

You're so right! Hats have never been out! Thank you for this fabulous show of eye candies :D

Maggi said...

What an eye candy filled post! The Galliano's are my favorite!

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Oh my Anya...am a bit dumbfounded at the ridiculous questions of people!!! It seems these certain people have absolutely no intelligence whatsoever and no understanding of beauty and style!? I am amazed...your responses are perfect. Honestly we get similar questions, "Why would anyone spend the money on custom-made clothes anymore? That is so old-fashioned." haha

I'm LOVING this post filled with gorgeous, mysterious and stylish hats! They are all so amazing. I think my very favourites are the Dior, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, and the spectacular vibrant pink hat that appeared in the first photo and later on! (although they are all stunning)

No apologies needed for a late visit...I can't even imagine all that is on your plate! You are a busy lady and you work so hard! I also can't imagine how much time and attention your incredible craft and business takes! I will always be here in support and and in awe. :) Thank you also for your kind words to me...lifts my spirits and makes my day brighter every time! :)


The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Anya,
Hats, and especially your hats, are beautiful and as you say, always in fashion! How ridiculous for anyone to ask you the questions they do, but I guess we all know there is no shortage of silly questions floating around out there! Please just keep your beautiful head up and keep moving forward! You are an amazing artist and what you do is very important!

And I want you to know what an angel you are for visiting me and giving me some encouragement as well. I really cannot tell you how much your comments mean to me! You really have made my day (as well as the rest of my week!)

Wishing you a beautiful rest of your day, inspite of the weather which is probably about as ick as it is here!

Biggest hugs to you, Dear Friend!


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Beautiful, Anya! Almost as good as sitting in the audience at Fashion Week ;) So many beautiful hats .. they are the icing on the cake, the cherry on the ice cream! I'll send you an e-mail soon, darling, with some thoughts for a blog post featuring your hats!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Galiano,Ungaro designs are SOooooo spectaculare,talented,beautiful,dearest Anya!!!

Kakoj bezymno krasivij post s kollekziami dizajnerov vsego Mira...
Da,da,da,milaya Anya,Vi absoliutno pravi: shliapi i shliapki eto samoe fantasti4eskoe zavershenie kostiuma!!!
Luboj stil'v odezde i mody mozno yznat po golovnomy ybory,ny ili po4ti vo vsex sly4ajax...

Abozaiu romanti4eskie,malenkie,syper akkyratnie shliapki-fantazii...a tak ze,po-korolevski magi4eskie,polnie velikolepia i shikarnie bolshie shliapi:-)))*

Aaaxx...milaya,dorogaya moya Ane4ka,spasibo Vam ogromnoe za Vashi vsegda radyiushie,nezabivaemie,vsegda neobi4nie i o4en dorogie dlia menia Vashi kommentarii v moem bloge!

Iskrenne,s Luboviy i yvazeniem,

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a wonderful collection of hats, Anya (I especially adore the Hermes and the Marc Jacobs ones). I very much agree - a hat is the ultimate accessoire! xoxo

Love Accents Couture said...

Great research and selection, I can just SCREAM f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s-modern interpretions of cloches, urban cowboy, sun hats and bonnets, not to say least my favorite all time wide brim sailors. I wonder what trend "kate" will be setting. I'll will be returning to this post, Anya.
With joy,

Simply Mel said...

Anya ~
Happy New Year friend! I hope your holidays were lovely and 2011 brings you much blissful greatness!

Absolutely love your responses to those 'naysayers' ~ Millinery is an thriving art which will never cease!

I'm particularly fond of the Etro collection. Perhaps I'm channeling my inner-bohemian spirit!


tinsel said...

I make our national clothes in Norway,and a woman always had to wear her hat,if she was caught naked the first thing to thrive would be her hat.This would be to hide her hair.But wearing a hat gives me a feeling of power ,I feel better and of more self esteam.

Jan said...

I have indeed enjoyed this post Anya.
Been here ages!
Fantastic collection of photos.

lorenabr said...

Yes, never ever it will be out of fashion!
Love the Hermes look and Armani is just great.
There are so many designs to love.
By the way I put a few of my fashion illustrations in a calendar for 2011.

Champagne Macarons said...

Beautiful collection of hats. I'm not certain why hats aren't worn as often today as they once were. I suppose it's due to informal attire of today, jeans and t-shirts seem to be the standard uniform. I for one am trying to bring back glamour.
xoxo, B

janettaylor said...

John Galliano's creations are my fave!


Lee Duncan is HatStruck said...

Very well put. I hear those quotes all the time. There are hats everywhere. Thanks.

Vintage Ladies Hats said...

I agree with you 100%!! Hats have always been in style and they will never go out of style! Millinery is not a dying art. It simply isn't one for those who don't really have a sense of fashion or those who are too scared to express themselves from head to toe!

Little Rus said...

Milaya Anechka, good morning, my early bird! I just wanted to reply to your comments on my posts. :)

About the wedding. You know, I don't think a woman can have enough of weddings. It's all about the dress, and the shoes... and all the pretty things around. My wedding was very simple. Yes, it was super special to me, but many people would call it super simple. The best part about my outfit was a pair of gorgeous zanotti shoes! :) So I am with you on recreating a wedding day as many times as possible. I am actually planning to make a wedding cake and wear my wedding dress this year on our anniversary. We'll see what happens. By the way, I had a post last week with some wedding inspirations. I was so happy to find an editorial featuring my favourite Lanvin wedding dress I just had to post the whole thing! And there was a head piece, too... :)

Now, Donna Karan. I agree with you 100%. She does create very similar collections, but I guess, this is what DK is all about - simplicity and quality. At least, you sort of know what to expect and if you love, say, spring 2009 you are likely to find a similar piece in spring 2010... etc. Remember you said you missed certain Lanvin collections and wishes they were a part of today?

Now, the skin care. I am just like you, like putting what I eat on my face! :) It's a Russian thing, don't you think? My mum always told me to use strawberries, cucumbers, peaches, yoghurt, cottage cheese, eggs... I should probably stop writing here because it's so unglamorous, particularly, when you walk around with the stuff on your face. :))) My poor husband is still recovering from experience of seeing me using cognac as a part of my hair mask! :))) Oh well...

By the way, if you really do feel like trying LizEarle cosmetics, they are available in the US. It's the only country apart from the UK where they sell them.

Well, better be off for now.

Have a wonderful day! Stay warm!

Big hug and kisses

Pratishtha Durga said...

Dear Anya,
Just dropped in to see how you are doing and what you have been upto. it has been a painful time for me and my family. I lost my dad last week, and will be off blogging for a while. When i return, hopefully, things will look up and writing will be more regular.

Hope you are doing well.


Simply Debbie said...

Dear Anya,
I am in heaven.
I loved the collections of
John Galliano, Junya Watanabe and Giorgio Armani because of his style for the vintage.
I use to design hats for The Gas Light Theater...I would set up my little milinery shop in the lobby during the day and have 200 hats around me that I would take apart and recreate new hats...for whatever the production. It was fun...other than that I am just a collector of vintage hats and I like to wear them...you don't see many women wearing hats around here unless the Red Hat Society Girls are eating at the Golden Corral...lol
Have A Sugar Sweet Day
Simply Debbie

Taj Acosta said...

I love love love all the feather hats! I need one asap! So whimsical and dreamy is this post with all these treats to choose from! kises -Taj

Sue Jack said...

Oh, I SO wish women would begin wearing hats more....I just love them! I have so many, too...all sitting in hatboxes. :(

That's it....I'm getting them out and I'm going to wear them....now!

Thank you for the inspiration, Anya!


Pinkness! said...

Okay - I really love the Junya Watanabe collection - VERY pretty, I want one of each. :) Love visiting with you, your talent is simply inspiring!

Kat said...

oh my, i love it!

it's a pretty weird attitude to see the art of millinery as a dying art, i mean as you wrote, they're everywhere, and if it's not an actual hat it's flowers, bows, etc....

this post is pretty inspiring to me, i'm actually illustrating "alice in wonderland" and i'm gonna draw a "fashion-wonderland", and there will be definately hats :)