60’s Pseudo Indian (Fashion shoot)

26 Nov
 

 

Concept & Fashion Styling by Amandeep Kaur; Photography by Vivek Singh ; Hair & make-up by Anjali Saxena; Model- Cat Jolleys at ND Models Agency

Cat is wearing striped jersey all-over from Pret, Studded heels from Alcott, Black bow clip from Forever New, Glasses & Turban from Fashion Stalker’s closet

Concept & Fashion Styling by Amandeep Kaur; Photography by Vivek Singh ; Hair & make-up by Anjali Saxena; Model- Cat Jolleys at ND Models Agency

Get yourself a mystifying pseudo-chic look with loads of sharp & contrasting graphics, stylized ethnic turban and the ‘oh-so-must’ geek glasses. Embrace an aura of high glamour & intellect with hints of gold & precious stone jewelry.

Cat wears : Striped T-shirt from Forever New, High waist denim shorts from Pret, Wide leather belt from Alcott, Studded nose-ring from Bg’s, Glasses & Turban from Fashion Stalker’s closet.

Concept & Fashion Styling by Amandeep Kaur; Photography by Vivek Singh ; Hair & make-up by Anjali Saxena; Model- Cat Jolleys at ND Models Agency

Cat wears(L) : Polka dot shift from Pret, Studded heels from Alcott, Bobble neck pieces and anklets from Bg’s, Glasses & Turban from Fashion Stalker’s closet.

Cat wears(R) : Relaxed fit T-shirt & black hipster shorts from Alcott, Pearl head-piece from Bg’s, Glasses & Turban from Fashion Stalker’s closet.

Concept & Fashion Styling by Amandeep Kaur; Photography by Vivek Singh ; Hair & make-up by Anjali Saxena; Model- Cat Jolleys at ND Models Agency

Cat wears(L) : Jersey T-shirt dress from Alcott, Kundan studded jewel strings(on shoulder & turban) from Bg’s, Glasses & Turban from Fashion Stalker’s closet.

Cat wears(R) : Relaxed studded T-shirt from Alcott, Qulited waistcoat from RMX Joss, Pearl earring strings from Bg’s, Glasses & Turban from Fashion Stalker’s closet.

Concept & Fashion Styling by Amandeep Kaur; Photography by Vivek Singh ; Hair & make-up by Anjali Saxena; Model- Cat Jolleys at ND Models Agency

Cat wears(L) : Brooch and pearl string neck piece from Bg’s, Striped jersey fabric, glasses & Turban from Fashion Stalker’s closet.

Cat wears(R) : Studded belt from Alcott, Striped jacket from Forever New, Studded hand-pieces from Bg’s, Glasses & Turban from Fashion Stalker’s closet.

TURBANED FASHION

Turban – what is it?

Turban – An age old cultural/religious headwear, worn in myriad of styles, shapes and colors by people in Asia and North Africa, has proved to be an important piece of accessory that has had both practical and spiritual attributes. While in various parts of the worlds, ‘the turban’ still remains what it was hundreds of years ago, but for the fashion forward section of the society today, it has been an haute accessory to adorn, and is spreading more-so most recently.

Origin

The Indian name for turban -‘Pagri’ has been an intrinsic part of its culture in the most parts of India. Sikhs, Gujrati, Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Marathi, and many other Indian origin people wear pagri as a protective gear, symbol of their difference in levels of purity, religiosity, social-status, and to symbolize their belonging to various racial and socioeconomic strata of society. Also worn by Persians, Muslims, Mayans of Central America, Turks, and even by ancient Europeans during the Renaissance period, the turban has always been there in the world, only not as fashion/trend icon.

A collage created to depict the various segments of society from where the turban came from.

The Fashion Journey

Although an accessory worn traditionally by men, turban soon became a high-fashion element for women all across the globe. In the international fashion scene, beginning in Europe, Poiret could be credited with the completely new and flamboyant maharaja turban design. In 1907 Paul Poiret was instrumental in setting a trend to conceal hair when he dressed his models in Directoire columnar styles and turbans. By 1910, turbans were all the rage for evening wear and lent an exotic eastern flair which had originated in the oriental fashion movements after the costumes worn by the Ballets Russe, designed and painted by Leon Bakst, who was also their Set Designer.

Ballets Russe poster

paul poiret 1911

1920's flapper girl

1920’s Edward Steichen exotic costumes

Loretta Young in Cashmere Turban

Vintage turbans

Greta Garbo in Mata Hari

greta garbo in mata hari

Gloria swanson

gloria-swanson-in-turban

1930s pattern

1950's street

During the war years, as women took to the factory and to the plough and tractor – hairstyles – by necessity were tied up in scarves or Turbans, cut to shorter lengths or pinned up in the many and various rolls known as Victory Hairstyles .What became known as the Rosie the Riveter look, was daily wear for both Factory girls and the famous Land Girls.

rosie the rivetor look

The Turban equalized people of all means and social backgrounds. Starting as a simple safety precaution to prevent hair entangling in machinery at the factory or in the farm, the usual resourcefulness of the female sex quickly turned it into a fashion accessory, in much the same way that Turbans and Headscarves do for women who undergo chemotherapy these days.

Coming with various baggages from numerous parts of society, both the full blown turban and the conservative turband is coming in full force to the fashion scene, which looks like a piece of fashion that is here to stay. With major design labels, namely Prada, H&M, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, and Derek Lam, introducing their own interpretations of the turban, one wonders if it is actually going to the next big trend on the streets.The turban appeared on Prada’s spring/summer 2007 catwalk as part of a multicultural theme, with other eastern and oriental references. Even, Ralph Lauren who is renowned for preppy clothing had produced a version of the turban for that season. The mystical turban has graced the heads of models in years past at Valentino, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, etc.

Here is when the Turban appeared on the ramp

Prada SS 2007

Erin Fetherston SS 08

Ralph Lauren SS 09

Chris Benz Resort 10

Yigal Azrouel Resort 10

John Galliano SS 10

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 10

Charlotte Ronson Fall 2010

Andrew GN SS 11

Giorgio Armani SS 11

Issa SS 11

Jason Wu ss 11

Moschino SS 11

Celebrities/Models who adorned the Turban

Kate Moss at the Met Gala
Beyonce in a jade styled turban for house of Dereon photoshoot for spring 2010

Jessica Stam in Prada in Vogue

"Retro Futurista" from Marie Claire's March 2010 edition featuring model Egle Tvirbutaite

Lanvin for Bazaar

Salma Hayek

Ashley Olson in Turband

Sarah Jessika Parker in Sex n the City

Tatler's March 2010 issue spends a night at the Museum, with Cassandra Smith camping out in turbans, trenches, and safari gear.

Solange in a head wrap

Jennifer Behr in a satin turban

 

So, here was a brief insight into the turbaned world of Fashion. Be it the elaborate head wrap, or just a hint of the beautiful drape in a scarf or a head-band, the Turban is surely not for the faint-hearted, the trend is here to make you stand out of the crowd. Add your personal signature touch to the trend, and you will no more be a fashion follower but will easily glide into one of ‘The Fashion innovators’.

Have fun Fashionising!!!!!!

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39 Responses to “60’s Pseudo Indian (Fashion shoot)”

  1. Jasleen December 1, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

    Hey….this is an outstanding start…i jus love the entire shoot tht u’ve done. The concept is brilliant and each and every look tht u’ve given here really makes a statement here….looks like a complete article written on turbans in fashion industry!!
    Way to go!!
    all the best for your upcoming blogs…ill be waiting for the next one!
    🙂

    • fashionstalkeramandeepkaur December 3, 2010 at 01:51 p12am #

      Thanx jaz!! look fwd to ur support always! I shall try n keep up to ur expectations 🙂
      lv u!!!

  2. ankita December 2, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

    A terrific start! The information given is excellent. I will be looking forward for many such stupendous articles. Wish you all the very best….
    SOAR HIGH….SOAR HIGH……

  3. aparna mudi December 2, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

    good start woman… like the photoshoots the best… interesting thing to write about…

  4. Shruti Singh December 3, 2010 at 01:51 p12am #

    Very insightful !
    Love it. Good luck ! 🙂

  5. Guneet December 3, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

    This is excellent.. I think you’re turing out to be an awesome stylist.. good luck and keep writing more pieces like this!!!

    p.s. – in case i’ve confused you, i am Ramneec’s friend.. i hope u’ll be able to recall now 🙂

    • fashionstalkeramandeepkaur December 3, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

      Thanx alot!!! I really appreciate the sweet words…thnx for encouraging!!

      • fashionstalkeramandeepkaur December 3, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

        n i didnt confuse u….dont know many guneets in life…guessed it the very first time! 🙂
        Advantages of a an uncommon name (unlike me)

    • fashionstalkeramandeepkaur December 3, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

      Thanx alot!!! I really appreciate the sweet words…thnx for encouraging!!

  6. archana December 6, 2010 at 01:51 p12am #

    fabb work!!! so proud of u. x

    • fashionstalkeramandeepkaur December 6, 2010 at 01:51 p12am #

      Thanx a ton!!! Ur appreciation means a lot!!
      Just checkd out the this time’s Vogue!! That shoot(omfg)….actually ‘out of this world’!!! I can’t begin to imagine how much hard work you must hv put…its super duper fab!!!!

  7. rainboy December 7, 2010 at 01:51 p12am #

    wow! The amount of time you put in for this post speaks a lot about you.
    Loved the shoot…kep it up…lovely blog.

    rainboy

  8. RDV December 7, 2010 at 01:51 p12am #

    Amazing! Being of Indian origin but raised in Africa, head gear has been a regular sight to see, however here its more than just the protection from heat or religious aspect…this has truly been a fabulous journey of the simple turban to the stylish elegant must have!! Looking forward to more blogs by you, Amandeep, especially on sarees! 🙂
    Once again, KUDOS!

    • fashionstalkeramandeepkaur December 7, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

      wow!! absolutely flattered by your comment!! thanx alot!! I m glad that i could reach out to u…. shall definitely do a blog on saris soon…coming from India how can v leave it 🙂
      Didnt get your name…u also frm fashion industry??

  9. shilpa suchak December 7, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

    Very detailed, way to go….all the best…

  10. gahlot December 7, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

    are you sure you want to be a stylist and not do research work at a university or maybe both ? awesome research and great pictures..had to comment because i was wearing a turban fashioned out of my mufflor while reading this..good going..i did congratulate maggie on your cosmo appearance ..i wanna be a stylist too when i grow up 🙂 good luck

    • fashionstalkeramandeepkaur December 8, 2010 at 01:51 p12am #

      hahahha!!! stylist when u grow up???? sure!!! im sure ull do great!!!!
      Thanx alot for the encouragement….n not a bad idea…mayb i Shud try being a research scholar at a university or sumthing (yuck….faints)…Happy being a stylist I guess… 😉

  11. adesh December 8, 2010 at 01:51 p12am #

    This is brilliant research and an interesting read too

  12. nidhi bhargava December 8, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

    kewl hai..bas super kewl hai..love the shoot..the background texture..now i get it how much busy u have been without a job..as i see this is much more..looking forward to more posts soon…

  13. Riddhima December 13, 2010 at 01:51 p12am #

    great work gal!…………….finally i saw it………………………grt going…………………..i can see all the hard work put in it……………….:)

  14. Kanwal (Jeet) December 20, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

    The pics are awesome and very passionately collected and moreover the web-page is very beautifully knitted.

    Keep it up!

    Regards
    Jeet

  15. mahak manchanda December 23, 2010 at 01:51 p12pm #

    dis is actually amazing…loved it

  16. Nitya January 3, 2011 at 01:51 p01am #

    amandeep, its terrific, breathtaking, magnificent, etc etc etc
    n what not…..
    m really proud to know u as a friend…..
    all d best for future too….

    • fashionstalkeramandeepkaur January 3, 2011 at 01:51 p01am #

      Awww….thats the sweetest things i hv heard in a looong time!
      Thanx alot Nitya! And I am really glad to have a friend like you 🙂

  17. Loveleen March 25, 2011 at 01:51 p03pm #

    Hey Amy!! SUPER awesome blog! will definatley start following it! =)

  18. varun November 18, 2011 at 01:51 p11pm #

    Hi Amandeep! Do you have an email I could get in touch with you on?

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