Darren Kennedy: Turban legend
How to make this season's crowning glory work for you.
Get a head start
When it comes to accessorising for the new season, beanies might be everywhere, but a turban will give your autumn style a chic twist. Screen sirens of the 1920s such as Greta Garbo and Louise Brooks donned turbans to give their look mystery and exoticism.
A century later they are back en vogue and are a perfect example of how reworking the past can have a fun and imaginative effect. In recent years, the turban has enjoyed many fashion moments, from the Prada catwalks of 2007, to Kate Moss wearing a metallic turban at the Met Costume Gala and Sarah Jessica Parker in the Sex and the City movie sequel.
This season, turbans featured on the catwalks of Gucci, Miu Miu and Missoni. Surprisingly versatile, they can be worn casually during the day, adding unexpected elegance to a T-shirt and skinny jeans ensemble. Or opt for a real statement by pairing a print turban with a clashing printed dress for an opulent look. Failing all of the above, they're a very glamorous way of covering up a bad hair day!
For those of us who aren’t old Hollywood stars, the turban may seem a little daunting.
It does require a certain amount of confidence because you will stand out, but for all the right reasons. You can achieve the same striking effect with a silk scarf , or for the slightly less daring, a ‘turband’, a combination of a headband and turban.
One for the boys
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