Skull caps & Oversized Bows

Skull caps & Oversized Bows

Summer 2019 saw a renewed interest in skull caps as an on trend millinery look. First included in the Jane Taylor AW18 Collection, the Jane Taylor X Emilia Wickstead SS19 collaboration went on to include skull caps with oversized bows and intricately beaded styles.

The skull cap was an integral part of a much admired look worn by Tatiana Korsakova and Georgia Toffolo to Royal Ascot this year. We have also recently collaborated Dar Al Caftan to create a draped and twisted skull cap with tassels.

So what are skull caps? Well, skull caps are just that, hats with a very close fitting base that hugs the scalp. 1920s fashion saw beaded skull caps as a quintessential part of the more wealthy flapper’s outfit. Known also at the time as the Juliette Cap, an homage to Shakespeare. Audrey Hepburn made the back of the head skull cap style fashionable in the August edition of Vogue in 1964. Recent fashion has seen the look transfer to both male and female catwalks and the street. The look has also been echoed on screen with the bonnets in A Handmaid’s Tale.

Available as a bespoke order in requested colours and fabrics, you can get inspiration from the images of skull caps below and you can peruse our online range here.