#1: Alberta Ferretti
Italian label Alberta Ferretti is more well-known for its slew of romantic, ethereal dresses, but this season, the brand went in a decidedly more contemporary and darker direction. Several outfits were grounded by stiff, wide-brimmed gaucho hats.
Whether in classic black or a bold red, the studded hats added just the right amount of edge to the looks. We can’t wait to rock these with maxi dresses or a simple jeans and tee look.
Winter doesn’t have to mean dull, boring and colourless outfits. Over at Blumarine, models stomped down the runway in fun, multi-coloured beanies that look both cool and comfortable.
If a rainbow-hued beanie is too much, there are also more neutral, monotonous beanies in shades like white and grey. We have a soft spot for the white version with its fluffy pom-pom.
#3: Christian Dior
Maria Grazia Chiuri presented yet another stellar collection for Christian Dior this season, and one of the most talked about aspects were the standout accessories. We’ve already fawned over the oversized shades, but now the spotlight is on the headwear.
These fabulous baker boy caps were the perfect accompaniment to the looks, and added a touch of retro style to the outfits. Whether worn straight, slanted at an angle or as a balaclava, it works.
#4: Emilio Pucci
What we absolutely love about the headwear at Emilio Pucci is not the fact that it looks ultra-trendy, but that it also seems super practical. These hats look like they can keep our head warm even if we are trekking across the Atlantic.
Choose from bright, bold hues such as blue and red, or go for the more timeless, black version. If you prefer something more interesting, there’s also a cheery, multi-coloured version.
#5: Giorgio Armani
Berets have made a huge comeback in fashion, and Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani has taken it up a whole notch. Models donned super oversized, floppy versions that would not look out of place on the head of the hippie-next-door.
If these Tudor-style hats are not really up your alley, there’s also the giant, furry, pale pink helmet that would keep you warm while still looking chic and glamourous at the same time.
It seems like beanies and oversized anything would be big come next season, if the hats at Missoni are any indication. The Italian brand known for their signature crochet-knit designs had models wearing super big and warm-looking knitted beanies in bright shades.
If beanies are not your thing, there’s also the option of fuzzy, floppy fedoras that will surely turn heads.
For Moschino‘s F/W’18 collection, designer Jeremy Scott was hugely inspired by the iconic style of Jackie O. This is evident in the looks, where outfits were finished off with classic pillbox hats that the former First Lady of the United States adored.
There are many different iterations to choose from as well – go for a colourful printed version, or a monotonous one, or opt for the furry designs in vibrant shades of orange and pink.
#8: Simonetta Ravizza
Simonetta Ravizza is a well-established name for anyone in the know of the fur business, and for F/W’18, the Italian label has stepped up from their classic fur coats and adorned various statement pieces with fur.
One such piece is the timeless trucker cap, which was produced in varying prints and shades. Go for the animal-print versions, or the standout fuschia pink one.
Italian fashion house Versace was big on plaid this F/W’18 season, with its grunge-inspired collection. The tartan print appeared not only on clothes, but on various accessories as well, including the odd beret.
The berets were also big on embellishments, coming with bronze-coloured, vintage coins placed haphazardly, or the brand name attached nonchalantly at the front. Either way, we want them all.
#10: Saint Laurent
Turning up the drama this season is Saint Laurent, who arguably presented the most covetable of all hats this time around. These ultra-chic, sharp brimmed hats covered the models’ eyes, creating a mysterious vibe.
Proving just how versatile it is, the hats were paired with anything and everything, from elegant evening gowns to leather shorts to structured, checkered blazers.
Runway images: Showbit.com