If there’s an accessory in this world that reminds me of fishing trips and childhood, that’s the bucket hat. In my family, it was the designated hat for vacations – either going to the beach or in the wild, where supposedly it protected you from heat and mosquitos. It was also a good cover if your hairdresser screwed up 😉
As none of these were particularly glamorous, I thought I could kick that bucket back into the closet the minute I reached adulthood. Ooh, sweet freedom! There was no way I’d go through high school and college wearing this. I was right. The one thing I didn’t imagine though, was that the bucket would kick back, years later.
Now, it’s a runway hit! Excuse me?! Yes, you read that right. Somehow, designers found something cool and sexy in wearing a thing that destroys any hope of having a frizz-free hair some day. At least, other models have structure (baseball caps) or add a touch of mistery to your look (floppy), eccentricity (fascinators) and edge (fedora).
At BCBGMAXAZRIA, the bucket hat was just a part of the big picture they had in mind for s/s 2016 – Southern California, surf, music, laying low. Unfortunately, to me, the patchwork did little to increase the cool factor.
I don’t know about you, but I seriously doubt women will wear a hat that instead of accentuating their fine features, it gives the optical illusion of a full face, with no bone structure.