1 November 2012
She's all hats!
Image of Barbara von Enger by Fred of Easy Fashion.
We all know that Barbara has a fondness for hats - from the wonderfully creative to the outrageously colourful and playful. I asked Barbara over coffee last week in Paris why is she so mad about hats/turbans and her answer was:
"It's historical. For Caribbean women ornamentation has always played a great role in fashion culture; elaborate headwraps, bespoke turbans and hats, sparkling jewellery, luminous colours and so forth.
During my childhood I always saw mama and grandma swanning around the estate wearing hand-made turbans like queens and goddesses of African nations.
The adornment of one's head with a turban or hat has nothing to do with being 'trendy'. It's a playful way to punctuate the silhouette, and it's also an expression of who I am. My culture, heritage and upbringing".