Isaac Mizrahi and the Handbag Hats

Posted on February 25, 2009

As we think back on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, we can't help but remember all the wild hats. Clearly, avant garde headgear is going to be key for fall. The crazier the better. We think our favorite over the top headgear was made by Isaac Mizrah: he created hats that looked like handbags. It was just so....Isaac. So unforgettable.

In this backstage video from Isaac's show, New York magazine's Harriet Mays Powell talked to Isaac about his fall 2009 collection. "It's about comfort. Like blankie and fuzzy and Xanax," he told Harriet just before the show. He further explained that he had African inspirations, but don't think beads. "Its more like a fur-lined flip-flop, because October's the new August and you need a flip-flop in October now, I think," he explains.

We have no idea what he's talking about, but we love him. Be sure to watch for the handbag hats: