European Designer, American style. John Callanan originally from Cork City Ireland, had the privilege of studying with one of America's legendary milliners, Anne Albrizio at The Fashion Institute NYC. He would like to also acknowledge his mentor Martin Izquierdo, who suggested that he study hat making and to Douglas Highsmith for supporting the brand for the past 20 years. Callanan hats are distributed by Dorfman Pacific Hat Company.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
hats trends winter 2012
Hats for fall 2012
I am often asked what is the if tend for next season. Menswear inspired hats like fedoras are still very popular as are 1920/30 cloches, but at the end of they day hats are a very personal accessory and a very emotional purchase. Large brims did not retail last season but I am once again seeing them in designer windows for fall 2012. Ditto for bowlers, I have tried them the past 2 years with luke warm reaction. Ladies will usually buy a mans tweed flat cap from the haberdashery department, so for fall 2012, I am once again betting on fedoras with a feminine trim, molded felt caps and my trade mark cloche styles.
I have just shipped my Downton abby inspired cloche into LORD AND TAYLOR
My 2tone Carnaby fedora will also be available at Lord and Taylor for fall 2012.
In fall 2012 hat holds a special place among the relevant headwear. This colorful accessory can definitely help in creating of an unforgettable image, which is the main goal of the season fashion collections.
Betsey Johnson, Ruffian, Fatima Lopez, Ralph Lauren, Cacharel
Except romantic wide-brimmed and classics of the 40th – Feodor - among models of fashionable female hats it is possible to meet retrohats of the 20th – cloche hat, and also kettles, boaters, cowboy's and decorative female hats.
Burberry Prorsum, Max Mara, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani
In a fashionable tendency of using a man's image, the hat serves as a finishing touch. Therefore, female hats and caps in man's style become one of the hottest season trends.
Fatima Lopez, Temperley, John Galliano, Nicholas K, Marc Jacobs
Thanks to the inconsistency of autumn 2012 fashion trends fashion-mongers can wear both tiny female hats and volume models of hats and berets which are also trendy this season.
Ermanno Scervino, Kenzo, Ralph Lauren, Emporio Armani, John Galliano
Berets can be not only volume, and a variety of models of fashionable caps includes standard baseball caps, flat, rigid, caps with protective "ears" and even the models reminding Russian ear-hat.
Tracy Reese, Tommy Hilfiger, Moschino, Cacharel, Charlotte Ronson
You can see not only the cowboy hats at fashion shows. Jockey caps and also hats, more like pilots’ liners of the 40th, are really popular in the new season.
Betsey Johnson, Tracy Reese, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger, Acne
It’s possible to meet a full palette of relevant season colors in collections of women's hats in autumn 2012: black, dark blue, red, burgundy, brown, orange, mustard, green and gray. To a lesser extent, but still you can meet the cage, as well as animalistic and geometric prints: for example, polka dots and fir-tree. Except traditional felt, smooth and patent leather, fur and dense fabrics, including fabrics with pile, are used.
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