Audrey Hepburn in Green Mansions (1958)
Maybe it’s the nostalgia of my teenage years in Calgary, but I’m really digging the cowboy hat lately. Or perhaps it’s Cushnie et Ochs and their F/W Bardot-eque take on the classic topper, or Lara Stone channelling the legendary bombshell on the cover of Porter. If Bardot doesn’t convince, then Audrey Hepburn certainly must — this hat shape is surprisingly feminine. For those of us in Canada, Holt Renfrew enlisted some of the country’s best designers to create cowboy hats in honour of the Calgary Stampede. #HoltsHatsOff toppers are sensational, from lighter designs by Smythe and Ela, to the dark and broody offerings from Paige and Mackage. Giddy up!

Lara Stone in Porter (Summer 2014)
#HoltsHatsOff: Smythe & Ela
Brigitte Bardot in Les Petroleuses (1971)

Cushnie et Ochs F/W 2014
#HoltsHatsOff: Paige & Mackage