Playful Headpieces from Benoit Missolin

The French milliner's S/S15 collection provides a brilliant reason to throw a party

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Over the past decade, London-based French designer Benoit Missolin, who calls Christian Lacroix a mentor, has eschewed traditional hat shapes for statement-making headpieces that cause a double take. From lambskin leather bunny ears to gigantic glittery lips atop a headband or veils that evoke fun—not funeral—Missolin’s pop fashion accessories require a daring sense of confidence, with a dash of good humor, and a party invitation in hand.

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In the just-released lookbook from his S/S15 collection, Missolin offers even grander concepts—from Marcella, a witch’s hat made from natural straw, to Tilda, a daring pink masterpiece made from duck and turkey feathers—and entertaining designs like cat ears studded with Swarovski stones to a giant plastic spider on a veil.

While these won’t be available until spring, pieces from Missolin’s current collection can be purchased from his web store.

Images courtesy of Benoit Missolin