Yes, bonnets. Like Little House on the Prairie. Like Little Bo Peep. Like the woman on the butter package. Bonnets are suddenly all the rage in Brooklyn after digital artist Molly Soda posted a picture of herself onto her Instagram account with the hashtag #bonnetcore.
Suddenly, according to Dazed & Confused, EVERYBODY who is ANYBODY started posting bonnet selfies:
Paper noted stylist Jake Levy has been shot in one for Nicopanda, the label of Dazed’s former creative director Nicola Formichetti. Chanel’s new muse Lily-Rose Depp has posed in one alongside David Moses (of emerging label Moses Gauntlett Cheng) and The Bling Ring actress Zoë Bleu. Artist Arielle Chiara and designer Patric DiCaprio (of outsider fashion brand Vaquere) have been spotted sporting them too.
So, yeah. It’s a trend I could totally get behind. I have a number of bonnets in my closet somewhere. And, really, isn’t ANYTHING better than #normcore nd #healthgoth and those other manufactured try-hard Brooklyn trends?
It also gives me an opportunity to post about THESE kick-ass bonnets by Angela Ellsworth made with push pins (see below). So PUNK ROCK. So S&M.
From a 2013 post:
I was recently in Phoenix for the annual Blood Fest (Good time! Thank you, Phoenix!), and while I was there, managed to fit in an excursion to the Phoenix Art Museum. I was there to see an exhibit of capes from Victorian times through today (another post), but got sucked into this gorgeous nuttiness. Angela Ellsworth’s “Seer Bonnets: A Continuing Offense” is an display of beaded pioneer women’s hats, constructed out of thousands of pearl-tipped corsage pins embedded into fabric with their points directed inwards. Says designboom: “The small, fetish-like objects not only refer to the tradition of craft work in the home – women’s work – but also stand as disembodied memorials to the lives suffering cruelty, submission and control.”
Angela Ellsworth is “an American multidisciplinary artist of Mormon heritage whose paintings, drawings, installations and performances explore the female body in its various contexts and constraints. Her work considers subjects such as physical fitness, endurance, social ritual, religious tradition, performance art and american colonial history.” Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area. (via Flickr and designboom)