Can we talk for a minute about the totally insane visors on the models' heads at Marni's spring 2014 show on Sunday? I have one word for you: Whaaaaa...?
First things first, this is obviously going to be a hot accessory on the street-fashion circuit come spring — they don't call it "peacocking" for nothing. But showboats aside, what's the deal with these visors? I can't decide which is more bizarre: the plastic petals and jewels decoupaging the brim, or the creepy slice of exposed forehead loudly proclaiming "HAIRLINE."
Every time I have such a visceral reaction to a new fashion concept, I try to remind myself of all the trends I initially despised, but quickly grew to admire, like clogs, flatforms and Birkenstocks (I'm particularly picky about shoes). Who's to say I won't be frantically visor shopping by March 1st? First impressions are awfully fleeting.
I think the initial fervor is a big part of the reason designers try out seemingly ugly or tacky ideas. It causes a stir and only the most daring insiders try it out, thus beginning the trickle-down effect I wrote about earlier this year.
Marni isn't the first designer to send visors down the runway in recent seasons, but this might be the first case of visor bedazzlement.
One thing's for sure: if you're going to try this look next spring, I recommend splurging on the real deal and not an imitation, or DIY, visor. This is one accessory that could easily go from Milan-runway to Florida-retirement-community faster than you can say "hot glue gun."