NYFW Trend Report: Bucket Hats

September 08, 2013

FADER NYFW, Spring 2014

Earl Sweatshirt brought it back, and Schoolboy Q and Kid Cudi followed. Thanks to a bevy of hip-hop artists and designers’ renewed interest in ‘90s trends (see: Saint Laurent’s recent grunge and Céline’s minimalism), the bucket hat has graduated from a regrettable moment of the pre2k decade to a modern topper. Come next spring, expect to see variations from Shades of Grey By Micah Cohen, Michael Bastian, and Gypsy Sport. There wasn’t a wink of irony in Shades of Grey’s sporty sleek interpretation. Likewise, Bastian fully committed to a Hunter S. Thompson-referencing look, pairing theirs with yellow-tinted aviators, a leopard utility jacket, and a retro briefcase. Gypsy Sport, pictured above, went with a two-is-better-than-one approach, sending their model down the runway with a denim one up top, finished with belt loops and a contrast brim, and a ruffled one hanging above his knee. Now would be a good time to dust off the one buried deep in your closet—or hang tight till these collections hit stores next February.

Gypsy Sport

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen

Michael Bastian

NYFW Trend Report: Bucket Hats