The Land of the Rising Sun may be losing its grip on the title for best car manufacturer, but the Japanese will always reign supreme in the wacky headgear realm. New York's runways were fairly subdued this year as far as crowns and coifs go, but Japanese designers focused on making the neck up just as interesting as the collarbone down (and in some cases more so). From bear-eared helmets to a three-tiered cake, here are the craziest hair and hat creations from Japanese Fashion Week.
Deep cuts were at work at Kamishima and In Process, where stylists appeared to have hedge clippers and razors in their arsenals. Kamishima Chinami's models wore super thick, bluntly cut wigs, resembling both a topiary and an extremely angular French poodle. In Process one-upped the half-shaved look popularized by Alice Dellal by applying some decorative paper over the bald spot.
And to top off this smorgasbord of manes and millinery—dessert! Jazzkatze featured tall, cotton-candy flat-tops, and one model at the Fur Fur show wore a birthday cake atop her head. No word as to whether these confectionary coifs are actually made of edible materials, but we're feeling a sugar rush nonetheless.