Haute fall-winter 2015 hats

Renee Minus White | 3/26/2015, 11 a.m.
Fashion has changed. The trend is more about what you can create out of the fashion pieces that you have.
Hats by Laurence Bossion

Fashion has changed. The trend is more about what you can create out of the fashion pieces that you have. With media moving so fast, the news hits its audiences instantly. In fact, you can ask, “What’s news?” You have already seen it. Just think about it!

At Laurence Bossion’s show, his hat design ideas were inspired by his work on the idea of transmission and emphasizing certain details from men’s suits.

“I create unique pieces by directly cutting into vintage suits and bringing forward such details as pockets, collar lapel, interior lining or tail canvas,” he explained. These select pieces often bear no emotions for the initiated eye. Anyone with a sensitivity to it knows his styles are built through a history of working these materials. In the collection, he shows the details in stitches that reveal all the workshop hours spent on his designs. He enjoys going into them, shedding light on those little nothings, which make everything. To him, designing becomes a game to choose from those little nothings that make everything.

From a direct cut into men’s suits, he starts to create the birth of a cap, a beret or a cloche. Of course, there are the designer’s little fabrication secrets that are unveiled along the runway so their initial role can be explained. They contribute to this unique piece, which keeps the original pocket. The secret opening of the pocket is part of its specific character. Some hat styles reflect the personality of the person who will wear the hat.

The apparent masculinity of a classical men’s fabric is now underlined with fine leather, soft feathers or a draped men’s tie. It’s all in the mixing of masculine and feminine codes. The shapes and materials are very important. In the same way, day, and evening and night fabrics find themselves intertwined.

To become spectacular headpieces or playful fascinators, Prince de Galles petals are accented with red and blend themselves with fantastic feathers. Here, materials interact with one another. For fall-winter 2015, there seems to be a dialogue born between a strict felt and frivolous tutu.

Metamorphosis has its importance. The hats divide and multiply themselves using zips, which can separate each piece or link the others together. A veil adorning a brim can become a necklace. Nothing is lost. Everything is created, transformed and transmitted. You, then, become the designer of your own look.