I guess I see a photo of Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid on my Instagram Explore feed at least once a day. While this may reveal more about my personal algorithm more than anything else, it’s still safe to say that they are one of the most stylish celebrity couples we have. Like clockwork, the pair were spotted out in London today wearing outfits that were characteristically both matching and inappropriate for the season. The piece de resistance of their end-of-summer outfit? Coordinating crochet bucket hats. (They were also accompanied by at least one other bucket-carrying friend, though that third hat was unfortunately not made of yarn.)
As Sophie Kemp chronicled for GQ earlier this year, the crochet hat transcended its previously hippie-dippy designation and took off into the Instagram influencer stratosphere during quarantine. As home DIYers put their crochet hooks to work, making homemade headwear and selling them online, designers and stylists have taken notice. Sure, it’s a little twee, but there’s also something very Venice Beach about it all: a little grungy, a little cutesy, a little SCOBY-core. There’s just something about pairing a handmade crochet hat with a Balenciaga biker jacket and a Flintstones t-shirt — or a loose cardigan and a cigarette — that makes sense.
It’s possible that Hadid, who is Gigi and Bella’s younger brother, simply borrowed his girlfriend’s Cowgrl Crochets checkered bucket, which she once carried poolside on vacation in Albania. Who knows, maybe they have two of these hats-there at worn this one before! (Also, to add more anecdotal evidence to Kemp’s theory: Maisy Crawford, the West London-based designer and Central Saint Martins student behind Cowgrl Hooks, writes on her site that “[t]The idea for Cowgrl came to Maisy after Boris announced the ‘end of lockdown’ date.) Anyway, kudos to Lipa stylist Lorenzo Posocco, who is almost certainly helping carry this genderless trend into the colder months of the year, when it does, it makes sense to wear a snug knitted beanie over his shivering noggin.