Yasmine Kattab an Egyptian fashion designer, introduced a new collection of turbans inspired by elements existing in the African countries.
Kattab was in a visit to South Africa and moved between Ghana, Nigeria to notice so many breathtaking sceneries.
It was a great chance for her to develop this new African style for veiled women ahead of hosting the mega event; African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019).
At the beginning, she was afraid that people might not admire this new style but what happened was completely different.
This new collection resulted in a major success not only in Egypt but also in Dubai, France, Maghreb, Bahrain and KSA.
The fashion designer stated that the African snake shape is pretty popular in both Ghana and Nigeria; that’s why she presented special designs showing this snake’s move.
The African woman with her dark skin and curly hair has also appeared as a print on some turbans’ designs.
Kattab used different materials like cotton, gabardine, silk and Viscose and she merged fabrics from Egypt, Africa and India.
High Volume Look
As hijab style of African women depends on twisting more than one layer of fabrics on top of their heads to give a high volume look, Kattab managed to get this final look with less effort.
The main trick was in the turban’s filling that confers this distinct look.
Contributed by Salma Yassin