ACCESSORIES TREND REPORT: HAT FEVER

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Pharrell Williams showed up at the Grammys with a peculiar hat that didn’t go unnoticed. Everybody – and I mean – everybody’s been talking about it. Could the singer have launched a new phenomenom ?

Here’s a selection of statement hats. We need to be ready. Just in case…

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Eugenia Kim “Blake” feather-trimmed rabbit-felt hat, Maison Michel black felt trilby, La Cerise sur le Chapeau pink banded capeline, Etro charcoal embellished wide brimmed fedora, Stella McCartney cloche hat, Albertus Swanepoel “Rodney” fedora, Maison Michel wide brimmed hat, Giorgio Armani woven fedora, Missoni turquoise stripe cappello trilby hat, Maison Michel “Virginie” wide-brimmed felt and leather hat, Karl Lagerfeld  wool-felt fedora, Grevi navy lace fedora felt hat, Rag & Bone range wool-felt trilby, Paul Smith bicolor trilby, Benoît Missolin feather detail cap, Topshop flat brim pork pie hat, Mühlbauer blue men’s style hat, Dolce & Gabbana “Trompe L’oeil” trilby, Catarzi (exclusive to Asos) bowler hat, Burberry London “Ursula” rabbit-felt fedora.

ERYKAH BADU: GIVENCHY’S NEW FACE

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Riccardo Tisci has chosen American neo-soul singer Erykah Badu to be the face of Givenchy‘s new Spring Summer 2014 campaign.

The collection, conceived like a voyage through African and Japanese cultures, has been inspired by their traditional costumes.

Erykah Badu was one of the designer’s inspiration for this collection. “She’s an icon” Tisci told style.com. “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”

Tisci has also enlisted Maria Borges, Asia Chow and Riley to model alongside the singer. He revealed to style.com he wants to “spread the love” with this new campaign. “It’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something — they are great artists or beautiful women or stylish women or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.”

By casting women of color, the brand is taking a stand regarding the fashion world’s tendency to prefer white models, which Tisci finds pitiful. He has been trying to put women of color in the highlight for quite some time now by making them walk in Givenchy‘s show or star in the brand’s ad campaigns.

“I discovered Joan Smalls, I discovered Maria [Borges]” he said, still to style.com. “I discovered a lot of black girls, and I’ve been always supporting them. For me, I grew up in a family and I grew up in a culture, an education, that we all are the same.”

Let’s hope the fashion world soon catches up to his vision!

The beautiful black and white photos have been shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot.