We didn’t take actual notice of the tiara come back until somebody else came back: Agyness Deyn – if her name doesn’t ring a bell you’re probably under 20 years old – walked the SS16 Saint Laurent catwalk after a six year sabbatical, wearing a TIARA!
Can you believe it? The model and it-girl who once stood for everything but femininity is wearing the princess trademark par excellence! What happened?
As long as I can think, I’ve been associating tiaras with royal weddings, hen parties and Sweet 16 birthday bashes. But according to the big names’ SS16 collections I need to thoroughly reassess this belief.
Saint Laurent’s mixed the classic princess (play) tiara with English elite partying/ Glastonbury festival style whereas Miu Miu’s were more likely to be seen as extraordinary head bands; at Louis Vuitton they took on more of a futuristic out of space shape and Rodarte didn’t actually show tiaras: their models wore beautiful (!) silver matt, laurel wreath inspired hair barrettes. Cesar might not have become a costume classic as common as the princess, but his hairstyle is definitely to be taken into consideration – in everyday life!
However, the fact is: tiaras will be big next season and now it’s up to you if you can work up the courage to try this new development. As the saying goes, old habits die hard – and I doubt that the tiara will (for me) be anything but a disguising accessory one day. But we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and I sure won’t allow myself a definitive verdict without even trying. Does this trend have a future or is it a blossom sentenced to fading come FW16?