Elegant Lavender-Filled Provence Show

In celebration of ten-year struggle, the sexy Parisian label Simon Porte Jacquemus invited some local students to present the wonderful extravaganze at the time of the 10th anniversary. Since its debut in 2009, the designer has integrated flashes of blue skies, glittering sea, joyous outlook on life into its joyous collections. The fashion trend commences in Paris and intend to promote the concept of a good life in Provence, so that customers take it as a great honor to get their hands on the most brilliantly ridiculous items and the joyous life. Taking the special opportunity, Jacquemus published their first menswear offering in an idyllic beach at dusk. Different with the trendy bucket hat in previous seasons, enormous straw hats could be found on the fashion show. Some extremely small and memorable bags are also highlights of the fashion show. As a breath of fresh air in fashion circles, Jacquemus takes itself a little seriously.

The sexy, playful and humorous label has taken the helm of fashion field over the last decade. The latest fashion show is another cause for the celebration. Up to now, it’s probably that most people have seen those photographs on Instagram. Young models walked through a mile-long runway, which lies on a field blooming with row upon row of brilliantly-hued lavender. Detailing embedded into all offerings have come to epitomize its aesthetic, such as sun-bleached patterns, exaggerated tailoring, unique sandals, eccentric sunglasses and coveted bags.

In addition to snappers of the front row, many other people also recorded proceedings on the memorable night. A small group of students have been enlisted into Jacquemus for the fashion show, including two photographers and two illustrators. All of them are studying at schools or colleges. And another one comes from London. Their responsibilities comprise document what went down while refusing interference from designers. When the designer see photographs afterwards, he was also blown away by their images. The designers argued that he have loved those images very much, and were glad to see what they intended to convey and scrutinized the collections through their eyes. Those drawings also reminded the designer of Matisse and Picasso.

Jacquemus summarizes the last ten years being full of poetry, freedom and love, so it showed those specially commissioned artwork and photographs to know about students behind them. An exclusive creative agency’s strong role in the fashion show also contributed to its success.
At the start of his design career, he dedicated all her energy to textile design, but he realized that he preferred to draw and paint rather than other directions. Compare with other choices, it was a more natural way to express himself. Prior to being enlisted into Jacquemus, he got to know that the label love Marseille, the sun, sea, etc. On occasion, he has similar passion on colors and textures. Regardless of never been to a fashion show, he was glad to have a try, and spared no efforts to make its share to its promotion.

Statement Summer Hats

In the special edition, diverse hats would be involved in, like floppy hats, pincushion hats, straw hats, pillbox hats, etc. It seems that floppy hats are similar to wide-brim hats to a great extent. The difference between them consists in the flexibility of the brim. A wonderful floppy hat gives people more controls to manipulate the visibility when needed. Perhaps such a performance is perfect for ideal photos. A load of wide-brim floppy hats in pastels caught much attention from the public in the season. On runways of some big-label brands, some interesting hats are shown. Micahel Kors also displayed floral floppy hats unabashedly.

For decades, pincushion hats have going beyond sight of the public. Such pincushion hats are just like those coming out of dream. The simple and cartoon-like hats were captivating. Some summer hats are designed not only as something protective, but also an article that catches attention and create an ensemble. All those statement hats will undermine the grandness of spectacular headpieces. In 2019, two exaggerated and incredible hats look like thimble on the slicked hair. One oversized hats designed by Valentino looked like the love child of hay, straw and feathers. In the upcoming season, Louis Vuitton have showed off statement headpieces in an interesting shape.

Similar to a staple of the spring and summer hat trends, straw hats in the season are also printed with floral and other style patterns. Although it is interesting to figure out origins of inspirations in the upcoming year, some straw or straw-like hats occupied the focus center have been around. Those hats are also well-liked ones among diverse new-ins. Two big-label brands like Valentino and Chanel also showed off their iterations of the classic. Such hats have incorporated a new style into the fold. Compared with pincushion hats and boater hats, straw hats appeared to be comparable light accessories for warmer and brighter months.

Pillbox hats are also great choices in the upcoming spring/summer 2019 hat trends. Such sparkling designs are not overwhelming but enough to top an outfit and complete a look. Different with normal pillbox hats, they were all modified in style. All those hats sit on heads securely with the assistance of a thin headband. When it refers to helmets or swimming caps, perhaps a fashion-forward individual channeling Amelia Earhart would wear. To a certain extent, several headpieces displayed by Maison Margiela are extremely similar to leather helmets. Among diverse options of headpieces, including patent leather, the kind of hats affected the spring/summer 2019 hat trends.

A wonderful white and black layered leather swim cap appeared on the runway of Mary Katrantzou. The most obvious highlight is the alternating-layered scalloped edge, which also formed striking pattern along the chin strap. A weird textured see-through bonnet appeared on the runway of Mary Katrantzou, too.

All above headpieces in the post could be taken as great choices in spring and summer of 2019. After skim through all guidance, it’s easier to jump on the bondwagon.


Indoor Hat Tree & Other Hats

When it comes to indoor hat tree, one may confuse about such an item. It should trace back to the late 19th century. At that time, men’s hats were fashionable accessories while they were not allowed to wear hats inside private homes, clubs, offices, shops, etc. Put another way, they were forbidden to wear hats in interior spaces. Then, the indoor hat tree emerged to provide a temporary places for men to hang their hats. Subsequently, hat trees could be spotted in many places, such as reception areas, halls, lobbies, waiting rooms and the like. It looked like umbrella stands or coat racks in earlier times.

In elegant venues and vestibules of the affluent, exquisite carved wooden and beautifully forged metal stands were all essential furniture. In order to present a good first impression, the finest such furniture were carved or forged by exotic hardwoods or gleaming brass. Different with other trees, those hat trees doesn’t need pruning or watering.


Over centuries, for the practical purposes of working outdoors, European peasant women once wore simple cloths tied under their chins. Then, such headscarves have been regarded as headwear of poor rural women and that of urban working-class females. In the 1890s, some domestic servants broke established societal mores by wearing hats in public rather than prescribed headscarf or kerchief. In the 19th and 20th century, more and more folk costumes of European women comprised decorated and distinctive hats rather than mundane headscarves. It was also a way to express freedom.

In addition to European women, such headscarves were often worn by Russian peasant women. In Russian, headscarves were called “babushka”, which meant “grandmother” or “old woman”. Over decades, such headscarves turned to be routine articles in women’s daily life, especially when attending church services. By contrast, some modern peasant women challenged the old stereotype through performing on national television and travelling around Russia.

In history, women used to show their modesty through headscarves in religious traditions, especially for Jewish women. Over several centuries, Jewish women packed their heads or hair with three-cornered scarves.

Academic Headwear

Academy is derived from the place where Plato and his students met. For centuries, the word “academy” means a place of training and leaning like universities, colleges and secondary schools. Headwear is connected to educational institutions from time to time, such as hoods and square mortarboards, which also known as Oxford cap. Originally, the hood were practical in three aspects, covering the head, shoulder and a collecting bag. In modern times, hoods will only wear during academic ceremonies, such as when holding a doctorates and master’s degrees. Meanwhile, it is not used to cover heads anymore. On the contrary, they are hung down in back and are taken as a symbol. The color of lining also reveals the degree conferring institution. Besides, trim color also indicates the faculty or the department where the graduate studied.