VINTAGE COLUMN: MUM CAN I BORROW THIS? By @SilviaAlbanese / BUCKET HAT
Hi there girls!
New week, new “past” trend that is coming back: the Bucket Hat!
Let’s start from the beginning. The name “Bucket Hat” derives from the shape of the bucket commonly used for fishing. Initially an essential part of fishermen’s and Irish farmers’ outfits during the first years of the 20th century, this hat became a fashionable item in the 60s and an extremely popular accessories in the decades to come.
The bucket hat reached the peak of its popularity in the 80s and the 90s, when rappers and R&B stars wore it. Think about the famous red Kangol worn by LL cool J for the cover of “Bigger and Deffer”.
From a side accessory to the conquest of the street style. In those years sport brands like Adidas and Nike produced bucket hats. In its classical form, the bucket hat has a medium large brim, enough to screen the face from the sun and it’s usually made of soft materials, easy to fold, like cotton or nylon. After years of abandon, Miuccia Prada dusted it off in the first years of 2000 and it gradually came back in trend.
How did this accessory come back in trend in 2020? It’s mostly thanks to luxury maisons like Miu Miu, Gucci, Fendi and Dior, that designed some models for their 2020 Spring/Summer collections. Low cost brands followed suit and included bucket hats in their collections, too.
Nowadays bucket hats can be found in all kinds of fabrics (from cotton to wool) so they suitable for all seasons. But pay attention: it is not the easiest item to combine. It’s good for casual and sporty looks as well as for 90s looks.
Here are some brands
A warm hug,