Read by Gabrielle Djanogly: "Inspired by the wonderful Rhoda, Lady Birley I'd wear this hat with old cords, a silk scarf and gardening gloves for Summer pruning."
Dakota by Harvy Santos: "The irresistible pull of Grace Jones's amazing May Day character in View To A Kill makes this the ultimate winter cover-up.”
Marlene by Adele Mildred: "This is a great evening hat, I love the veiling over the eyes and the wonderful upwards movement of the fabric. It would be perfect with a floor length vintage Schiaparelli cocktail suit."
Photograph: Linda Brownlee
Leopard Cat Hat by Piers Atkinson: "All of my favourite things in one! A feline hat with a sense of fun. It could make day or night feel special, and for maximum impact I would team it head-to-toe with leopard print."
Minnie by Sophie Beale: "I love a dramatic silhouette and this reminds me of a bygone era. I’d trust it to bring out my inner movie star or show that I mean business in a meeting. I’d pair it with a pencil skirt and matching jacket, gloves, stockings, fabulous heels and red lipstick."
Jasmine by Benoit Missolin: "A classic and timeless hat with a playful twist. I would wear it all day, every day. Like red lipstick or great shoes, a hat can make the most simple outfit look super stylish when you don't have too much time to think about what to wear."
Photograph: Julia Kennedy
PVC Beret by House of Flora: "A beret is a classic hat and I think PVC just gives you that secret edge, you can’t help but have a bit more attitude and attitude always looks good!"
The Pink Balloon by Lara Jenson: "I think I’d like to see the world through a pink balloon. I might look a bit strange and even feel a bit self-conscious, and I’m not sure how people would react to me but once I got past that, I think everything would somehow just be different. Everything would look more magical, maybe even alien and I’d be happy."
Kitty Beanie by Piers Atkinson: "I don’t like being cold in the winter and a beanie is the essential winter hat, it won’t get blown off in the wind and if you’re too hot in the tube you can just take it off. Plus, I like anything with little ears. Hats should make you happy."
Laura talks us through her three favourites pieces from HOOD's online curation:
Diadem by The Season: "Modern and sculptural, I love this for day or night, with a mannish suit, or a fairy-tale gown."
Kizhi by Awon Golding: "Early Madonna meets Georgia O’Keefe. A crisp white shirt and a sense of adventure."
Cry Baby by Gabrielle Djanogly: "I love the sense of mystery and occasion a veil lends to the wearer, this one is perfect. Drama over romance…with McQueen or Valentino in a dream world.”
Jan de Villeneuve for Summer 2016. A story shot by David Edwards.
Stylist Aurora Burn. MUA Joanna Bernacka.
From HOOD's online curation, Daisy selected her three favourite hats:
Noel Stewart’s Cork Stud, because it’s too cool not to; Benoit Missolin’s Betty, for a summer garden party; and Gabrielle Djanogly’s Read, for sunny days in the south of France.
Ellie Grace Cumming styles the Spring 2016 editorial.
From HOOD's online curation, Dita selected her three favourite hats:
Awon Golding's Bonjour Boater to shelter from the sun; Rachel Black's Fire Cracker to parade the red carpet; and Adele Mildred's Marlene, because you've got to dress-up before you strip off!
Photograph - Albert Sanchez