Saturday, 26 April 2008

turban legends

Suzy Menkes once said, "Miuccia Prada has seen the woman of the future - and she is wearing a slipper satin surgical tunic and Indian turban..." Unfortunately, that woman was last seen walking down the runway in Ms. Prada's Spring 2007 Collection.

Since time immemorial, Turban has been a symbolic headdress conveying difference in levels of purity, religiosity, social-status, by men of various racial and socioeconomic status throughout the Middle East and South Asia. As times passed by, it became a fabulous fashion head ornament for women and became crowning glory for filmstars including Ava Gardner, Princess Grace of Monaco and Joan Crawford among others.

Nowadays, the glam of turban fashion seemed to be just a legend. Sure we've seen it appear on the runway for
Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo and Ralph Lauren last year but again it's lifespan stopped when the year ended. True, it looked good on Jennifer Lopez when she wore a similar thing in the MTV awards last year and true, they really look absolutely gorgeous on models but unless you've had a breakdown and shaved your head ala Britney, turban is the last thing you would like to wrap your head with especially during the summer.

Having said that; Could it be that 2008 be the perfect year for the turban to come back with vengeance? We haven't really seen any signs and symptoms yet of it's arrival this year but it would be exciting to see a little bit of novelty and it would be absolutely wicked to see filmstars resurrecting the golden days of turban fashion. Most importantly, we are so looking forward to see the woman of the future that Prada has seen and Suzy Menkes raved about.

We hope she wasn't just a (t)urban legend...


photos from el pais


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