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No helmets for me, thank you.

August 12, 2007

The biker-chic look has been going on for a while but I didn’t expect it to make such a big comeback in the Fall/Winter 07/08 season. On the runways of Yves Saint Laurent and Celine, the helmet-like hats totally spiced up the edgy look. The thing is, in real life, will you wear it out?

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Stefano Pilati’s latest work for YSL shows a lot of depth and some says it is his best effort for the label. There is this Parisian-chicness with a cool cut in the collection pieces but I will really wonder who’s going to wear those hats… especially the one in the middle.

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Take a closer look, the shades looks so matching with the leather

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Celine’s current Croatian designer Ivana Omazic, has given the elegant Celine woman a tinge of rebel by piling on the black leather gloves and funky ankle boots. Somehow, the hats suit the new image he is going for real well.

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You can’t wear this without heavy eye makeup. But beware, people may mistaken you as a robber.

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I watch a lot of English football games too and guess what, I think Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech’s helmet, which he wears for protection, looks strikingly familiar to those on the runways! Inspiration?

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Lily Donaldson modelling a gigantic furry helmet in a tiger print dress… I’m so going to laugh at anybody who wears this on the streets.

The bottomline is that these helmet-ish hats are one of the ultimate accessory for the cool gangster looks but there are a lot of restrictions on how to wear it. If you are thinking of rocking these hats be mindful that your dressing has to be rather dull in colour, preferably black or grey, and aviator shades! You may need them to complete the look.

photo sources: vogue.com, elle.com
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. dianabobar permalink
    August 12, 2007 11:41 pm

    well, you know what they say, “never say never”. I absolutely love the look in the middle. that dress is incredible, cute and chic, looks cotoure to me, and the hat just completes the look! I saw it today in some editorials and I just made up my mind I liked the hat thing! it is interesting, different, something new!
    great post!

  2. Sad Twat permalink
    August 13, 2007 2:24 pm

    When you look at it like that, I have to agree. The one in the middle looks like something from Undercover or Comme des Garcons (at least in the small picture).
    Like a tumor sprouting from her head and taking over.
    I never thought that Pilati had that kind of depth!

    And seen from that angle, the dress is also starting to make sense. Hmm, maybe there is hope for the Gucci Group after all.

  3. August 13, 2007 11:57 pm

    That furry helmet must be this season’s Prada turban. 🙂 But Lily Donaldson does looks great in it.

  4. stylemagazine permalink
    September 3, 2007 12:42 pm

    Yes, I agree with the saying “never say never”. I like some of the helmet suggestions here, but – I would never be caught wearing that hideous furry helmet that Lily Donaldson is wearing. That is just too much, even for me.

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