We’ve had the punk rock back packs, the hoola hoop bag, even the controversial Chanel boomerang, but the latest accessory debuted on the Haute Couture catwalk in Paris this week is somewhat surprising for a whole other reason.
Welcome to the Chanel bowler – a sort of squashed pork pie hat hybrid last seen hanging on your grandfather’s coat stand, but typically ‘Chanel-ed’ with tweeds, leathers and the odd sequin:
It takes a special kind of confidence to be “the one in the hat” at the best of times, let alone the one dressed a little like Winston Churchill in a ball gown.
We have to admit, we’re kind of into it. More so, the continuation of voluminous sleeves (great for drama, bad for dangling in your evening meal), the textural ruffles and structured silhouettes. But if we had a spare thousand, we’d… Be more likely to go on holiday with it.
We’ll borrow your hat, though, if that’s alright.