Top it off with the best bucket hats

From the 90’s raver to Indiana Jones nostalgic, where do you stand on the bucket-hat spectrum?

Takes on the bucket hat from Nina Ricci, Peter Pilotto, Jacquemus and Fendi
Takes on the bucket hat from Nina Ricci, Peter Pilotto, Jacquemus and Fendi

The 90’s raver style staple has gone luxe. A roster of high-fashion houses are reinterpreting the bucket hat with a surprising range of creations – from Fendi’s elegant floral hat that turns into a visor, to Giambattista Valli’s über-chic takes in lace appliqué, via Miuccia Prada’s colourful dyed python styles hinting at the 70’s. Other standout pieces include double-face skater prints at R13, Nina Ricci’s conceptual oversized sand buckets in felted wool and Emporio Armani’s understated styles in gradient hemp.

Nina Ricci

A conceptual variation on the bucket hat emerges at Nina Ricci, where oversized styles (£890) are literally shaped like giant reversed sand buckets. Thanks to the material employed by Lisi Herrebrugh – glossy felted wool – they look solid too.

Peter Pilotto

Pilotto extends his collection’s simple utilitarianism to the house’s bucket hats (POA): medium-brim reversible styles in metallic Lurex, available in turquoise, emerald green and smudged florals.


One for the Indiana Jones nostalgics, Jacquemus’ khaki bucket hat (£90) in cotton, with medium-brim cut and adjustable drawstring, is the perfect understated accessory for the seaside.


At Fendi, the bucket hat (£650) materialises in a classy wide-brim cut with a detachable crown that turns it into a visor, printed in an all-over floral motif.

From left: Fila, Giambattista Valli and Rag & Bone
From left: Fila, Giambattista Valli and Rag & Bone


Fila’s rebooted futuristic summer collection features sleek monochrome bucket hats (POA) with the house’s “F” logo embroidered on the front – equally appropriate for rave-goers and urban errand-runners alike.

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli’s take on the bucket hat (€470) features chic variations of see-through lace appliqué and polka dots, sewn over discrete cotton caps to protect the head.


Rag & Bone

Marcus Wainwright’s return to the runway – after a three-year hiatus, during which he devoted his time to photography – features simple short-brim bucket hats ($125) that reflect his fascination with English tailoring, military style and workwear.


At R13, Chris Leba’s reversible bucket hats (£170) pay homage to skate culture, flaunting an array of eye-catching prints that range from flaming skulls to leopard and neon-pink zebra.

From left: R13, Emporio Armani, TommyNow and Prada
From left: R13, Emporio Armani, TommyNow and Prada

Emporio Armani

Giorgio Armani’s delicate colour palette for the Emporio Armani collection – entitled Air – translated into two-tone ombré hats in hemp (£230) that were seen on the catwalk in gradient tones of blush, grey and azure.


Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton’s joint aesthetics – with R&B artist Gabriella Wilson “HER” as guest co-creator – translated into double-face bucket hats with a flipped front brim and colourful printed logos (POA), marking the intersection where preppy meets R&B.



Prada is where Bianca Jagger meets the Mad Hatter. The house’s soft bucket hats, reminiscent of the 70’s in calf and dyed python (example pictured £1,350) are available in monochrome or striped variations of pink, turquoise and metallic golden.

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