360TrendAlert: Turbans

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360TrendAlert is a new segment where we get to review the latest trend, fresh from the runway of our favorite designers and spotted on celebrities.

Turbans have been the rave of the fashion scene, received with open arms by designers such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Marchesa and spotted on celebrities such as June Ambrose, Solange Knowles, Kate Moss, Salma Hayek and so many others.

June Ambrose the infamous stylist to the stars rocking her turban
Solange and Beyonce spotting the trendy turbans
Salma Hayek at Paris Fashion Week 2010

The Turban Trend has been the most unstable trend ever. Its almost like people aren’t sure they can pull it off.  Models strutted the runway in turbans as far back as Prada’s Spring/Summer 2007 and recently Salma Hayek was seen during Paris Fashion week spotting one. It’s been noted to be a fashion accessory in all Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter shows.

Jason Wu and Vena Cava: Runway S/S 2010

Queen of Fashion with her turban: Carrie(Sex and the City2: The movie)

Turbans have a worldly history, known by their French name, “cache-misere” meaning “hide misery”, Turbans have gone from being just an item to be worn to cover up bad hair days, to being a fashionable headgear to European women as early as the late 18th century, and rose to prominence in the 1940s and 50s and saw its decline in the 1960s. Turbans traditionally represent power and beauty and once epitomized glamour in Hollywood, worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, now the turbans are now on the rise AGAIN..!!!

Add a Instant “Retro Chic” vibe to your outfit today by wearing a turban. Grab a Turban in a particular print or colour or even get one in Ankara and wear over a monochromatic outfit to add pizzazz. I long to see a Stylish Nigerian Celebrity wearing a turban.

Everyone has an opinion in Fashion and I ain’t trying to be Nigeria’s Susie Bubble, so i’m going to ask this question.. Do you think you can pull off a Turban..??

Onyinye FaFi Obi
Fashion Phoenix

Fashion Phoenix

A Fashion junkie ...A Fashion blogger ...A Fashion stylist! To me fashion is a breath of fresh air, a wonderful way of expression. Coco Chanel describes me best: I don't do Fashion, I am FASHION. Visit fashionphoenix06.blogspot.com for more of me. ;)


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