Falling Star by Adele Mildred: "This is a hat I have been dreaming of for some time, I just never knew it existed. You could wear this anywhere and at any time and feel like a goddess. It’s a classic."
Lace Asteri by The Season: "This appeals to my Tudor obsession. I can’t imagine an event that this wouldn’t be perfect for. It is beautiful and better still, versatile."
Double Bolt by Rachel Black: "Another hat of my dreams! I wish I’d had one of these in my 20’s, I would have never taken it off! It’s very New York East Village with a hit of London punk. "
Photograph: Tim Walker
Willow by Sophie Beale: "Pink satin, black leather, turban, pom-poms. Need I say more! I’d wear this with a 1930’s robe and marabou mules to create a pyjama party wherever I went."
Stargaze by Gabrielle Djanogly: "I just love the mystery of a veil, and I’m a little obsessed with stars. I’d pair this with my Vampire’s Wife black sparkle velvet Cate dress to sip martinis in The Fumoir at Claridge’s, channelling William Klein’s veiled ladies."
Kizhi by Awon Golding: "It’s a beautiful classic matador shape with a twist. I love the ribbons, it’s perfect everyday glamour and would cut a great silhouette with 40’s, nipped-waist tailoring."
Photograph: Sarah Dunn
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.”
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.
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