Bandanas, the accessory of worship actresses, rock stars and princesses


Madrid – The bandanas, scarves in the style of a pirate, that with so much glamour dressed Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy and Brigitte Bardot are back in vogue. Are the favorite accessory of Rihanna, Charlotte Casiraghi, the sisters Hadid or Kendall Jenner.

The history of fashion has it that this humble accessory –a piece of cloth in the shape of a triangle– it had its origin in the East. In the EIGHTEENTH century, the bandanas came to the West through the silk route and the british were the first to use them, quickly became popular in Europe. In the Far West also gelled handkerchiefs between against rustlers and cowboys, an add-on that deployed the wings of sophistication during the happy and crazy 20’s when the ladies of high society wore silk combined with feathers, dressed in bright, pearl necklaces and high heels, in the style of the eccentric singer and dancer Josephine Baker.

It is already known that some people are jumping on the bandwagon of fashion without more and others create trends, bring it to your land, they do theirs, it is the case of the divine Audrey Hepburn, who, in an elegant and refined one, the lucia by way of a turban, leaving the bangs out. More sensual I used to take them Elizabeth Taylor, who “liked to put them on his voluminous mane and dropped the ends over the shoulder”, explains to Efe Pepa Fernández, an expert in fashion communication.

In the 70’s, when there was the aesthetic hippy, Brigitte Bardot defended the bandana with coquetry, and a certain naiveté, while Jacqueline Kennedy and Grace Kelly chose a style that is more relaxed and bucolic, “with the sunglasses above the headscarf,” explains Fernandez, who reminds the princess of Monaco used to wear them sophisticated, “luxury details” to accompany an evening gown. Actress Helen Mirren, even today, still wearing bandanas as headbands as it was in the decade of the seventies when decantaba by models and prints with a lacing at height of the nape of the neck.

The bandanas, in addition to causing a frenzy in the community hippy, also gained popularity among rappers americans would argue that this accessory was part of the cultural heritage of Africa. Like the jeans, this accessory was conquering little by little the whole of society, the adopted punks, rappers, bikers and music stars such as Bruce Springsteen or Madonna, both have been worn with the classic print of amoebae, also called paisley.

The bandanas are of a long journey. Go beyond the passage of time, age, taste and personal style. Beyoncé, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna or Britney Spears are just some of the celebrities we have used it. One of the most eye-catching and luxurious it was worn by Rihanna, a model in form of a grid made with hundreds of Swarovski crystals, which in 2014 received the award as Fashion Icon at the CFDA, designed by Adam Selman. This scarf also has conquered the wardrobe of the aristocracy. Caroline of Monaco loves it, it’s his favorite for days off in the bucolic Provence or in the luxurious corners of the côte d’azur. Carlota Cashiragi, Olympia in Greece or Pauline Ducruet will point to this trend that the fashion cycle once again put in the circuit as has been seen in fashion shows of Jorge

Vazquez, Dior, Gucci, Jacquemus or Dolce&Gabbana.