Friday, 29 August 2008

Autumn Tesettür Trends

When it comes to Turkish hijabs, or eşarp, I personally don't think there's that much of a difference between brands. However, it's the presentation of the product that catches my eye. Armine is one of the leading eşarp brands in Turkey, and when it comes to marketing, the most fashion forward. The photos from their current collection seem to be inspired by the Christian Dior Fall 2008 RTW collection, which has to be one of my favourites this year. It's not the first time I've noticed similarities between Dior and Tesettür either.




The colour pallette is much richer than Summer with mustard yellows, deep pinks, purple and orange. Satins and silks, embellishments and short coloured gloves also featured. Are you loving this look?



19 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pics are nice and the way the hijabs have been wrapped looks very funky. However, am jst wondering what these models will look like without the conehead look? Will the designs look much better hmmmm...

LisaM said...

Patterns are the best! Glad you share so many of these great photos... :)

iam1qt said...

i am SO loving this look! I wonder how well i can pull this off. i'm used to wearing the khaleeji style, but i'm into this (and other) colourful styles.

as for the conehead look? sometimes i think that ruins it actually, other times i think the contrary. i think the trick is to try it on yourself and see what works for you.

BTW i have found this blog today and i am SO glad i found it! had a great time looking through; i love how fashion is integrated with hijab because i'm a fashion-lover =)

Thanks for posting! i'll keep tabs on this blog. keep up the great work!

Alixianna said...

Beautiful, maybe more than I would wear, but lovely to look at.

ammena said...

masha'allah.. I agree with anon, whats the deal with the hump?? girls.. it doesnt look good!!!

Scarf Ace said...

gorgeous scarves!

Scarf Ace said...

by the way, i think the "conehead/hump" thing is similar to the big hair thing in the dior pics. it's high fashion. not an everyday thing. but its a way for the designer to make an impression.

Evelyn said...

ohh i love this! So colourfull, i love satin too... and i actually like the hump-thing :$ .. but not too much..maybe this is a little bit too much. :D

somi said...

Hmm I wonder how satin is tolerated in different seasons? I've never worn a satin hijaab before, but I get the impression it'll be hot to wear in summer and cold to wear in winter... could somebody enlighten me? :)

On that note, we're (slowly) coming up to summer in Australia, and they can get REALLY hot for a very long time. Seeing this will (inshallah) be my first summer in hijaab, does anybody have any tips on how not to over-heat?

Jazakallah khair

Alixianna said...

Silk satin certainly isn't hot. Most of these exspensive babies are. About the humpy, I think, with Turkish hijab, it looks good in the back of the head as if hair is in a clipped up-do from a pony, but not the top. That just looks unnatural.

Kholod said...

Somi...
I spend this summer in Amman/Jordan and I spend it wearing beautifully colored ponchos! They were high fashion this summer there. Ponchos light to wear and they cover the back perfectly. Wear a long sleeve cotton top underneath and off U go! Ponchos are a great choice if U want to be stylish, summery and not worrying about showing too much of here or there. Furthermore I think tunics with jeans are perfect summer wear. Just vary the hijab and U have a new style every time.

Good luck dear and I am sure U gradually will find ur favorite summer style.

Cheerz!

Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum Somi,

Great suggestions from Kholod. Another possibility is my summer work "uniform" which is a long sleeve, long cotton shirt or tunic such as those sold by Skukr, worn with a long light weight skirt or loose slacks. Top with a headband and pretty, loght colored opaque shayla and you have a relatively cool summer look.
I work in the US, so wearing something comfortable that is modest but also somewhat "western" really works best for me.

Kholod said...

Somi ...
Wrap dresses with pants are great for summer season too! I think they look good on everybody.

Cheerz!

Jana said...

Anon 1, I thin they'd look just fine!

Lisam, you're welcome :)

iam1qt, aww jazakallah, I'm glad you're finding it useful :)

Alix, 'tis for inspiration, as most of these marketing shots are.

Ammena, I think the last picture is the worst!

Scarf Ace, agreed!

Evelyn, each to their own :D

Somi, steer well clear of polyester versions, those will make you bake in the heat! I've posted loads of summer dressing tips, just go through the June and July archives. This one is particularly useful too:

http://hijabstyle.blogspot.com/2008/02/lighten-up.html

Kholod and Anon, thanks for sharing!

Saliha said...

These scarves and clothing styles are really pretty to wear at Turkish wedding parties, minus the conehead look. I do think this type of hijab looks too 'formal' to wear every day. For me shaylas are easier and more comfortable than satin scarves.

Hijab Chic said...

Love the dresses!
But what's up with those humps..? I think they're way too big, some of the models looked like easter eggs. And yep, that looks ridiculous.

But the clothes were pretty.

Celeritas said...

Great post Jana I will do some looks on my blog based on Armine in the future.

Sara said...

Turkish style is elegant- I love it ! (although at times the older designers can go a bit too far.)

Sara said...

"i think the "conehead/hump" thing is similar to the big hair thing"

This is incorrect. In Turkic cultures the veiled head always looked bigger than what it was (in the past) because of the fez and ornaments worn underneath the veil.. it's simply an ancient Turkic culture modernised.

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