In true fashion glory, ‘The Turban’ has made it’s way into mainstream fashion, with numerous western fashion designers from Jean Paul Gaultier to Christian Lacroix embracing this iconic fashion accessory in their collections. For example, check out these alluring images from the June 30th, 2013 Christian Lacroix Paris Haute Couture Fall 2013/2014 collection for the house of Schiaparelli.
Turbans are suitable for any look ranging from casual to chic and there are many new and fascinating designs alongside vintage versions that are simply divine. It exudes sophisticated elegance, presence and it is the perfect fashion accessory that completes any look.
But what is the origin of the turban and how does it relate to our very own Nigerian ‘gele’ or ‘Ichafo.’
Well for the next six month, Isioma’s Style Report will revisit the most iconic fashion accessory that exudes pure elegance ‘The Turban.’ From a look back at the vintage versions, to the modern, trendy, every day, African inspired versions; come with us as we retrace the history of turbans, it’s relationship to our own Nigerian ‘gele’ or ‘Ichafo,’ (if any), and why it remains the most memorable, beautiful and bold piece of accessory of all times.