We have a saying in the fashion media biz: two’s a coincidence, three’s a trend. So when a trio of the most-watched style icons in the world right now stepped out (separately) in coloured fedora hats the same week Zuhair Murad sent them down his Autumn/Winter 2016 couture runway, it was time to take notice.

Modern princesses at Zuhair Murad Couture AW16

In Murad’s case, the mixture of scarlet, maroon, dusty pink, moss green, purple, royal blue Akubra-style hats topping princess-like beaded gowns was meant to be ironic, but it actually touched on what’s set to be a huge trend in Spring Racing headwear this season. (What a novelty: a race-day hat that actually shields you from the sun.)

See the whole Zuhair Murad Couture AW16 runway show.

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Long-time fan of the felt hat, Gigi Hadid, offset her moss green wide-brim with a patterned Adidas Originals bomber and (much shorter) clash-matchy BF, while Chiara Ferragni’s hat battled with her Bieber merch tee for the coolest accessory prize of the day when we saw this pic.

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Gigi Hadid accessorised her Adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams bomber, with a wide-brimmed hat, Ray Bans and an equally patterned-up BF
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Why not be a serial fedora-wearer if it works so good? Lashes of style
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Merch marcher: the original It-girl Chiara Ferragni stepped out last week in Los Angeles
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Celine Dion (yes, the singer – there are none more surprised than us she’s sharing space in a trend story with Chiara and Gigi) did her newly-appointed dresser Law Roach – Zendaya’s stylist and one of the best in the game – proud with her grey fedora. A far cry from some of the disasterous headwear she’s exposed us to in times past. Such is the universal appeal of the high-quality coloured fedora – you literally can’t get it wrong.

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Celine Dion, in thigh-high boots, giant grey wool coat and fedora in Paris this week. Three hot trends in one outfit? We see you, Law Roach
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Australian label Bec & Bridge was ahead of the game when it sent co-branded Akubra hats down their Australian Fashion Week runway in 2012. The hats, which came in three colours, were instand sell-outs
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5 perfect coloured fedoras to snap up now

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Akubra, Bianca in Coral (also comes in several fashion colours), $179.95. SHOP NOW


Helen Kaminski, Fifika print Fedora, $350. SHOP NOW

R asos image4xxlASOS, Fedora Hat with Skinny Snake Chain, $18.50. SHOP NOW

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Rag & Bone, Floppy Brim Fedora, $319. SHOP NOW

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Next, Plum Wide Brim Fedora $39. SHOP NOW