Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Headscarf Fashion Trend is Back

The headscarf makes its comeback.

2012 might just be the perfect year for a headscarf revival, and that has a lot to do with the fact that it’s a year whose fashion is defined by revivals. Look over all the trends for spring 2012 and those which are being carried into autumn / fall 2012 and you’ll find amongst them revivals of 1930s, 1960s and 1970s fashion. While not all of the fashion revived from each decade are compatible, the headscarf certainly is. And so 2012 provides something of a perfect oppotunity for the headscarf to become fashionable yet again.

Headscarf fashion

But in what form? And is it limited to just the revival of three discinct decades?

The 1940s headscarf

To answer that last question: no, the revival of the headscarf is in no way limited to the revival of fashion from the 30s, 60s and 70s. These three decades instead allow for the revival of styles of headscarves based on the romance of periods of 20th century fashion that have gone on to be romanticised and become iconic. Hence New Zealand designer Karen Walker’s spring / summer 2012 collection played not to the 30s, 60s or 70s, but instead to the 1940s – and a particular part of it at that. While most designers are wont to play to high society when they draw inspiration from past eras of fashion, Karen Walker’s take on the fashionable headscarf for 2012 sits more inline with 1940s Rosie The Riveter iconography.

The 1970s headscarf

The 1970s might currently be in a state of fashion revival, but it was a decade that itself borrowed motifs from an earlier period of fashion: the 1930s. So with the 70s revival well underway and the 30s revival simmering until A/W ’12, it’s the version of the 1970s headscarf that we look to in 2012.

Here we turn to siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz and their Nicholas K label’s S/S ’12 offering. A collection both urban and modern, Nicholas K S/S ’12 took a long and flowing approach to the headscarf.

headscarf fashion

The 1960s headscarf

More associated with the 1950s and 60s is the headscarf folded into a triangular shape and tied under the chin. It’s the typical accompaniment to oversized sunglasses and vintage convertible cars, and a regular vision of incognito glamour for screen stars like Audrey Hepburn. In fact, it’s hard not to look like a vintage starlet when you don this type of headscarf. While a little overlooked on the runways, the bond between this accessory and the ’60s means it’s perfectly wearable in 2012 by association.


1 comment:

  1. Excellent Post !!...looks very very beautiful and stylish!!

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