Trend Alert: Head Cover

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Emporio Armani Spring Summer 2024
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When Anthony Vacarello incorporated balaclavas into his Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2024 collection, he might not have foreseen the significant impact this would have on the runways. The trend has since appeared in subsequent fashion weeks across London, Milan, and Paris, maintaining its momentum into Autumn Winter 2024.

Anna Sui’s SS24 showing paired floral headscarves with the vibrant colours of her runway collections as did Vivetta with matching tights. In London, David Koma complemented its refined crystal-embelished florals and body-hugging silhouettes with sheer and glitzy headscarves. Meanwhile, Emilia Wickstead opted for romantic handkerchief designs, and Edward Crutchley for black and white print ski inspiration.

Anna Sui.
David Koma.
Edward Crutchley.


Milan reignited interest in head coverings too, especially when Prada introduced swim caps for men in January. Taking from the  the 1960s, Dolce&Gabbana signature nodding to Sophia Loren’s Riviera vacation looks with headscarves, highlighting their use as a bold fashion statement. Moschino also borrowed from bucholic italian vibes adding it’s playful touch characteristic of the brand.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 24 Campaign


Moschino AW24

Designers like Sunnei presented head coverings that complemented their collections, with Armani featuring scarves with colorful hues in lavander and pink theme. Jil Sander’s designers explored a mini beanie headwear option beyond traditional hats, adding to the trend’s diversity.

Balmain. Bottega Veneta. Duran Latnik. Issey Miyake. Acne. Isabel Marant.



In Paris, the ski cover headpiece was a fitting accessory at shows by Stella McCartney and Duran Latnik, while Isabel Marant’s and Balmain’s presentation leaned towards a rather hippie-esque yet futuristic (Dune) vibe.

Emporio Armani SS24


The head cover revival also reflects a deeper shift towards inclusivity and modesty in fashion, suggesting that such choices are being recognized and embraced within the industry. As summer approaches, whether lounging poolside in the Caribbean or vacationing in Greece, it’s evident that headscarves will be a prominent feature in holiday attire and wil make their way into the fall as warm knit baclavas solidifying their status as a must-have accessory.

Words Graciela Martin