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A HISTORY OF THE FASHION TURBAN

Since its arrival in the West at the end of the 17th century, the turban has been worn by women, both as an expression of glamour and as a way to keep hair in check. See how the traditional head wrap has evolved over the centuries to become one of fashion’s most alluring statement accessories. 
 
The turban has long been worn for necessity as protection from sun and sand in the desert in addition to an important part of their religious costume. The forehead is always left exposed so that it may touch the ground during times of prayer and bowing. The colors and fabric ranges in accordance to class, education, religion, and occasion. For example, pink is associated with Spring and renewal and therefore is often used in wedding ceremonies in Northern India. And in Shi’a Islam wearing a black turban with a white cap symbolizes lineage from Muhammad and high education. Just as meanings of color vary by society so do the appropriateness of different turban styles.
 

 

The history of turban fashion began in the late 18th, early 19th century, when trade with India brought on the beginning of the turban as a Western fashion accessory. Being fore fronted by Marie Antoinette and even after her death, the turban remained an accessory staple in England and France.
 
We have Paul Poiret to thank for the revival of turban fashion in the early 20th century. By 1910 the turban had made a complete revival and was a staple in evening wear and the ultimately luxe society position.
 
As any fashion trend, the turban has cycled its way through our modern era, making brief cameo’s of fabulousness. The history of turban fashion is very consistent with glamour. Whether it is a classic 1946 film noir, a 1970’s British Vogue feature, a 1980’s tribute to Joan Crawford played by Faye Dunaway, or Sarah Jessica Parker herself reviving the turban a la Carrie Bradshaw for the 21st century… what goes around comes around. And the truth is our Western civilization will always be swept away by the exotic elegance of the East with the turban.

Be sure to do your fashion homework by incorporating a turban into your own ensemble this week!
 

 

11 Comments
  • coco

    frumos post !!!

    iulie 16, 2013 at 7:09 AM Răspunde
  • bestrong

    absolut superb turbanul !
    http://nicoraulea.blogspot.ro/

    iulie 16, 2013 at 7:22 AM Răspunde
  • ZADIN

    Cuvintele sunt de prisos, fotografiile și ținuta arată perfect, după criteriile mele. Bravo, Carmen!

    iulie 16, 2013 at 9:44 AM Răspunde
  • Alina Borak

    great photos! 😉

    iulie 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM Răspunde
  • Anonymous

    Naturaletea dumneavoastra pune in umbra acest outfit reusit .
    Succes!!!

    iulie 19, 2013 at 4:04 AM Răspunde
  • Anonymous

    Superbe fotografii, iar locatia e de vis.

    iulie 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM Răspunde
  • Carmen Negoiță

    Merci Coco. :*

    august 4, 2013 at 8:31 AM Răspunde
  • Carmen Negoiță

    Bestrong turbanul este piesa mea favorita, pentru acest an. Nu ma mai satur de el. Il pun la foarte multe tinute. Trebuie sa imi mai caut cateva la fel de interesante.

    august 4, 2013 at 8:33 AM Răspunde
  • Carmen Negoiță

    Merci mult Zadin. Te pup

    august 4, 2013 at 8:33 AM Răspunde
  • Carmen Negoiță

    Thanks Alina. Kiss

    august 4, 2013 at 8:34 AM Răspunde
  • Carmen Negoiță

    Intr-adevar locatia face o mare diferenta in acest post. Locul este superb si intrii imediat intr-o stare de relaxare. Vi-l recomand, pentru o escadapa din Bucurestiul asta aglomerat.

    august 4, 2013 at 8:35 AM Răspunde

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