Hats are multi-purpose things. They can be protective, ceremonial, cultural, matrimonial, pontifical, scientifical, authoritarian or utilitarian. But beyond all that, they can be worn with no other reason in mind than pure fashion.
That’s when a hat can be beautiful without having to be tied to meaning. There’s no hard casing to protect the precious cargo underneath, no badge to signal a societal purpose, no mortarboard and tassle to celebrate the end of an educational era. Instead a milliner-made piece of decorative headwear is the finishing touch – the literal crowning glory – to a carefully selected outfit.
That’s what’s presented in this editorial for FashionTrend magazine. Each piece of headwear was fashioned by the steady hand of milliner Suzy O’Rourke into a divine marriage of understated colour and theatrical detail.
And just in time, too. For those who are still hunting inspiration for their Spring Racing outfit, the Michele Aboud photographed shoot couldn’t be more timely.
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Issue 25 of FashionTrend Magazine is out now. Visit fashiontrend.com.au for more details and to pick up a subscription.