Let us say for the umpteenth time that African fashion is gradually taking place in the fashion scene. How else do we explain why celebrities have been spotted having a fashion day with African print head wraps?
Africans refer to head wraps as a doek, ichafu or gele depending on the African country. Headwraps are made out of different indigenous African fabrics, but we never thought that African print head-wraps would one day be worn by celebrities as a fashion piece. We have seen the likes of Simphiwe Dana rocking the head wraps in a way that inspire others on how well the headwraps can be incorporated into everyday fashion.
Afro-chic is now undoubtedly a significant trend amongst celebrities. And not only do they rock the African print head wraps; they have also been seen with other accessories of African origin. Here are some celebrities that have been spotted with African Print headwraps:
- Boity wore the Ankara head wrap with a big fringed scarf.
- Pearl’s look in her matching African print high waist pants paired with head wrap is unprecedentedly sexy
- Queen B in her photoshoot rocks a military green bodysuit paired with beautiful fitting head-wrap and African bead.
Let us try to ascribe some reasons to why the African print head wrap is a trending style among the celebrity:
Apart from what seems to be the basic use of headwraps, which is hair and head protection, the fashion front has recognized more uses of the head wraps. It is true that the headwraps can give way out on a bad hair day, but there is much more to its use by the celebrities.
When a celebrity wears something and makes a public show of it, we can conclude that the next move is for followers and fan to access the acceptability of such in the fashion scene. When celebrities decide to make a fashion choice, thereby rock the African print head wrap as a trend, in fact, that will suggest strongly that there is a place for the African print headwraps in modern fashion and with this trend, it is here to stay.
Another good reason celebs may tend to favor this trend on a bad hair day is that it is a fashion convenience that saves the day.
The variety of patterns and colors presented by the African print head wraps also make it an asset to the celebrities and not to mention the huge dramatic fashion effect it brings on.
We believe the above are top reasons why African print headwraps are trending among the celebs, and we do not see the trend going away soon.