Whether it's genuine raffia made from a special variety of African tropical palm, or a decorative process inspired by this strong fibre used for ropes and baskets, the latest trend gives prominence to this cornerstone of summer fashions

Through chameleonic techniques which utilise other materials to reproduce the basketweave effect of raffia, such as Just Cavalli's witty platform sandals, or the two-tone booties by Dries Van Noten.

For those who prefer rather more classic accessories, there are Bottega Veneta's woven platform sandals and bags. If you love colour and stripes, your perfect choice is the Marc by Marc Jacobs model, which would add a personal touch to even the most neutral, simple outfit. Fendi's embroidered bags follow the romantic-bucolic trend.

Echoes of this rough-looking natural fibre are even found in clothing, such Chanel's collarless jacket, Maria La Rosa's sophisticated knitwear or Ermanno Scervino's skirt decorated with relief floral decorations so typical of raffia.

Cult items: Chanel's luxury basket with leather handles and a gold chain, or the lace-lined one from Dolce & Gabbana.

Men's Toby Keith Western Hat - The Toby Keith Raffia Outback

Toby Keith Raffia Outback Western hat with antique brass beads, Toby Keith signature badge and shapeable 3 1/2 inch brim. Available in black.

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