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Edgy Trend: The Turban

Posted by Claire | Monday November 15, 20108 comments

The turban has been on the fashion radar for a while, notably since Prada's Spring collection of 2007.  Though slow to gain mainstream momentum in the past few years, designers brought them out again for Spring 2011.

Giorgio Armani, Vena Cava, Jason Wu (images via Style.com)

The difference this time is, celebs are wearing the look on the street, in the movies, and even at Fashion Week itself.

(top) Kourtney Kardashian, Sarah Jessica Parker (in SATC2), Ashley Olsen
(bottom) Kate Moss (at Costume Institute Gala in 2009), Solange Knowles, and Salma Hayek (at Stella McCartney, Paris Fashion Week S/S 2011)

Is this enough of an endorsement for you to try this edgy trend?  The best part is you can repurpose your favourite scarves to create a turban using this handy dandy How-To tutorial - no need to spend money on a quirky fad.

What do you think of the turban?
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8 Comments

on November 30, 2014  glumbumble  9,758 said:

I don't like them for religious purposes because I know a lot of people who wear them and don't bathe (I can just imagine the state of their hair under these things), and I certainly don't like them as a fashion trend. The only time they should be worn is immediately after a shower when you're trying to dry your hair fast, but don't want to blow dry it.

on November 19, 2010  VitruvianWoman  1,315 said:

I think it's a great trend! But it's one of those trends where only FEW can pull it off. I wish I could pull of that look... :(

on November 17, 2010  cathy3087  98 said:

It's not something I'd do but when worn right - on other people - it looks so trendy

on November 15, 2010  Bren  24,286 said:

I do not like this trend it reminds me of those turbie twists that were on info commercials for after a bath or shower.

on November 15, 2010  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

I shunned this trend when it came out in '07 and got a smack down from some readers. Then our post was featured in the Prada book, which sits proudly in our boardroom. Funny how these things go.

I still think it's an ugly trend and most of these women look ridiculous. I sport this look coming out of the shower and it's about the same.

on November 15, 2010  Hafsa  50 said:

I'm absolutely IN LOVE with the Olsen turban. It looks so chic on her! I have a similar scarf, I'd love to learn how to wrap it into a turban like that.

on November 15, 2010  AnnaV  1,018 said:

Wow, this is probably the worst trend I've seen in a long time! And also slightly offensive for those that actually wear it for religious purposes.

on November 15, 2010  mamaluv  STAFF said:

It may well be fashion forward, but my head is large enough as it is (seriously, I have a big skull) and so this will be a "Pass" for me.

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