The Mad Hat

Spring 2008 runways have shown a lot of women's hats. Does this mean we're going back to 'can't get out of the house without a hat' times? Could the hat be as essential as a handbag these days? Well I think the answer is no but a hat is definite a more fashionable accessory, now, complementing any outfit. Don't think of conservative "royal court" styles and get rid of the sporty caps.

3.1 Phillip Lim ss08Alexander McQueen ss08

3.1 Phillip Lim - Alexander McQueen

Anna Sui ss08Christian Dior ss08

Anna Sui - Christian Dior

Christian Lacroix ss08Christian Lacroix spring08

Christian Lacroix

Erin Fetherston ss08Hermès ss08

Erin Fetherston - Hermès

Jean Paul Gaultier ss08Karl Lagerfeld ss08

Jean Paul Gaultier - Karl Lagerfeld

Marc Jacobs ss08Marni ss08

Marc Jacobs - Marni

Nina Ricci ss08Proenza Schouler ss08

Nina Ricci - Proenza Schouler

Ralph Lauren ss08Rodarte ss08

Ralph Lauren - Rodarte

This spring you'll be choosing from a wide range of fabulous, fun hats, from the very practical to merely decorative: men's bowler hats and riding caps, Daisy Buchanan ‘jazzy age' soft brimmed hats, forties styled turbans, eighties wide-brimmed hats or Isabella Blow-like couture designs.

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