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The latest headwear trends from winter in Europe and North America suggest a strong performance in the Australian market for the transition from late  summer into Autumn/Winter 2015.

BeforeDarkTM from Rigon Headwear, Australia’s leading millinery company, captures these latest trends in their Late Summer Edition (for Autumn/Winter 2015) – a transitional collection that appeals to a wide audience, providing stylish headwear for men, women and young adults. The range offers the  latest styles in superior quality at reasonable price points, making designer hats affordable for everybody. Retail prices for the felt collection range from $37 to $70.

BeforeDarkTM head designer Tina Madsen-Walcott, predicts the hottest trends of the season;  “We have been inundated by requests for stylish felt hats in a variety of fashion colours, so we decided to develop a full range packed with style options. New takes on classic styles in felt, such as fedora and capeline styles, along with sporty cold weather caps, will be this seasons must-have accessories.”

 Major Trends include the following -

 Classic hats continue to rise in popularity - see photos below

Fedora and Capeline hats in vibrant colours such as chartreuse green and red will continue to be hot this autumn/winter season with wide brim varieties dominating overseas runways. Felt Trilby hats in charcoal, grey and black tones will be popular for men.

Elegant cloche hats - favoured by many Hollywood celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and featured in many period TV dramas such as Downton Abbey are now available in vibrant colours such as electric blue and old rose pink; already proving popular for the woman who likes to make a city statement, adding colour to a traditionally dark, winter colour palette. Stylish colour blocking and bright lipstick will provide a modern twist on classic outfits such as tailored coats and women’s pant suits.”

Feminine and edgy felt caps with a stylish sporty shape - see photos below 

Cold weather caps and modern riding hats in fabulous colours such as purple and fuchsia will be a big trend this Autumn/Winter. They are a smart, easy to wear option and co-ordinate perfectly with casual-style clothing such as jeans, boots and day dresses.

As well as being a ‘must have’ accessory, caps frame the face beautifully, particularly with long locks and beautiful leather embellishments. The vivid colours add a pop of colour and offer a fun alternative to liven up a grey winter’s day.

Vivid and natural hues

This season’s colour palette includes: electric blue, chartreuse green, rust, old rose pink, teal green, red, purple, fuchsia and more neutral tones of light grey, camel, charcoal, cream and black.” 







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