Sunday, April 1, 2018

SAINT LAURENT HATS; ON TREND

Yves Saint Laurent, YSL, ops I am showing my age. Saint Laurent, I do miss Yves, one of the best designers ever, trotted out a very sellable F18 collection, if you are under the age of 32. Anthony Vaccarello's customer has ,oh so long legs. The gurls are skinny, even the bois are shinny.
The collection is vampire black of gorgeous tailored black leather, velvets, embroidery and luxurious fur trimmings.

and the hats........

THE HATS ARE BIG, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL





At J Callanan hats we've got you covered.

j callanan wool felt with sequined trim LV403-BLK

j callanan tie-dyed wool felt safari LV409-NAVY

Scala woo felt safari LF228-BLK

DPC faux for trooper MW15-NAT
All available at


and better stores nationwide.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

DENIM on trend and IN STYLE

It's hard to classify DENIM as a trend. For most of us, it is a wardrobe staple, and it is without doubt a classic "AMERICA STYLE".


Denim goes back to the future

An all over denim outfit is a hard look to pull-off, but paired with a crisp white shirt or t-shirt and it can be one-sexy-look. Or how about adding a little denim as hat trim and rocking it to your local beach. Yep, a cool on-trend look with the added UPF+ sun protection thrown in for free. Work it gurl!


At Callanan hats, we got you covered.

J Callanan Sewn braid raffia with frayed denim trim. UPF50+
J Callanan PANAMA STYLE TOYO STRAW WITH DENIM TRIM. gender fluid style.

J Callanan hand dyed fedora style CR275-asst is a great way to pull a denim outfit together. gender neutral style.

Scala LC762-asst. Denim ribbon floppy. UPF50+ son protection
WEAR THEM IN GOOD HEALTH!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

PURPLE REIGNS FOR 2018

Here's a reminder that Pantone's color of the year 2018 is PURPLE in all its shades of glory.
 Especially ultra VIOLET.




The dearly departed songster known as Prince would have had you "laughing in purple rain, bathing in  purple rain" but I think a little shot of purple goes a long way.

 So what is the difference between the color purple and Violet? Violet appears in the visible light spectrum (rainbow) ,whereas purple is a mix of red and blue. Whilst violet is not as intense as purple, generally speaking the names are interchangeable and the meaning of the color is similar.

Purple/Violet is a secret mystical color worn by catholic priests during exorcism and while hearing confession during Advent. It is believed to have a calming effect with healing powers.

From a color psychology point of view, purple/violet promote harmony, mental balance, psychic abilities and spiritual enlightenment.
The color purple is specifically associated with royalty and nobility, creating an impression of luxury, wealth and extravagance.




At Callanan hats, we have some adorable caps in purple, that will have you humming "PURPLE RAIN" all the way to and from work.



Moulded wool felt with cushion brim. Blk velvet band
Molded wool felt jockey cap with broach. Style LV410.
Tie dye with hints of ultra violet. Style LV409-NAVY


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ARTISANAL LUXURY- ON TREND

At Callanan hats we always design with our customer in mind. We know her. She is understated (leave the statement earrings and jewelry for others), chic and appropriately dressed for her age and for the occasion.

She does not follow trends but trends quite often follow her.

We see this in s18's ARTISANAL LUXURY trend for spring/summer 2018.
In the current politically and socially unstable world, it is a clean, paired down style of intense blue, intense white and bright red.

CRISP INTENSE WHITE.

CALLANAN HATS AT LORD AND TAYLOR
INTENSE BLUES


CALLANAN SAY HELLO AND WAVE GOODBYE

CALLANAN HATS. CAPPELLI STRAWORLD TOTE

Bright red with blue and white, the hope of so many countries, France, Britain and the USA. The hope of a better future perhaps. 

Stripes are the main pattern in this trend. Suggesting a sporty, nautical look. A look that is core to CALLANAN HATS annually.









A key detail in this trend is the use of rope as trim.




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

HAT TRENDS FOR SUMMER 2018

London is sweltering under a June heatwave and the weather in NYC is schizophrenic. Summer 2017 has barely bloomed, but for fashionistas its time to think about spring summer 2018. So maybe you did not get your S17 beach bod in shape, well no time like the present to work on it for summer 2018!!

Hat trends for summer are looking diverse. We are definitely seeing a gender neutral trend going on.  It looks like designers have thrown a bunch of hats into the air and are waiting to see which will land on heads.

Luckily here at DORFMAN PACIFIC , we offer a diverse collection of hats and brands to suit all trends and customers.

In no particular order, here are the hat trends.

Western, looks like it will happen again. Think drifter profiles over cowboy hats. We are also seeing this influence in southwestern concho belts and slouchy ankle boots.  This looks like a natural look for those who are tired of the boho look of recent years.



MOSCHINO SHAPABLE WESTERN HATS

CONCHO BELTS

Flat top boaters have been trying to make it onto heads the past 2 years. For 2018 we see them move away from pretty French peasant girl look, to a harder  "WESTWORLD" look. Here again, we see the southwestern trend.




Floppy brims can be dramatic and look great in style-out photos but they tend to lose their shape quickly and end up on the sale rack.


High crowns, dramatic, hard to wear with a limited audience.



 Put a CAP on it. Cap sales are going from strength to strength. Definitely logo driven and embellished.



Very Versace


FENDI. I like the embossed leather visors


Bucket hats, another old school silhouette, have also be gaining in strength the past few seasons. 


note the hanging pearls and strings
Dsquared buckets

Not surprising to see visors making a comeback. They do make a great 3some with caps and buckets.

I think all three go nicely with the athleasure lifestyle.



Army navy continues to sell. I have pointed this out in other blogs, see MILITARY TREND ON HIGH ALERT. 


Dsqared "hello sailor"

An extension of the military trend are berets and oversized newsboys.


Natural and wheat colored straws.

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Veiling for a 1950's seductress look.


Fascinators or over the top fantasy hats for going to work!


RED is trending for 2018/2019

Head-wraps are making comeback. Technically not a hat but a scarf. Ever so chic!