I’ve recently become obsessed with Turbans. Now, as a Brown girl my relationship to this fashion accessory is a little more complex. In Indian culture, turbans are seen as masculine and have a traditional, even religious, association. My grandfather, who I was told wore a turban once in his life, was a proud Punjabi and his turban was a personal, religious extension of his values. However, I want to move away from its history which dates centuries back (we could be here all day! lol), and explore how this item has become a fashion accessory.
I have to say – as my grandfather’s granddaughter- the turban is best worn by a proud Indian man. And always will be. But I adore the entire style angle of this fashion phenomenon. The turban commands respect by those who wear it and I am glad to see this respect mirrored in both fashion and mainstream culture. The turban - whether fashion critics like it or not - is here to stay. And it's a beautiful thing.
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