Hip Hop and The Russian Grandmother Scarf Trend

THE BABUSHKA SCARF, THE TREND EVERYONE’S WEARING

by Charlotte Smith

Now that fashion week is over, I’m reviewing the trends on and off the runway! Streetstyle is definitively taken over and it’s here to stay. Even the rappers are now starting to show up looking FTD (Fresh to Death). They’re setting the new trends.

BABUSHKA SCARF, THE TREND ASAP ROCKY STARTED 

We have to blame The Russian Grandma scarf trend to no other than A$AP Rocky.  Thanks, A$AP!

ASAP Rocky attends the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 03, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Jesse Grant / Getty Images

ASAP Rocky attends the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 03, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Jesse Grant / Getty Images

 The Russian Grandmother Scarf Trend

The Russian Grandmother Scarf Trend

A$AP knew the streets were watching. What he did was set a trend my friend. When he attended the LACMA Art and Film Gala in Los Angeles wearing the beloved Gucci Scarf.  The fashion police came out.

I admire A$AP Rocky. He’s not afraid of breaking gender barriers. Thanks to him, head scarves are cool again. Now men and women of all ages can wear this fashionable trend. 😉

But nonetheless, the Instagram trolls were quick to poke fun at Rocky’s looking saying he looked like Whitney Houston in “The Bodyguard [1992],” or a Russian grandmother. A$AP knew that wearing a statement headpiece like this was a statement. It was quite interesting to watch influencers and fashionista’s strut the headscarf as well.

Normally headscarves are attire for Modists. Now it’s been hitting the catwalk and we are 100% loving it. As a modest myself I was finding it difficult to find different kinds of headscarves that are more high-end.

“I thought it was so immaculate. And I feel like I look so handsome right now with the shades on. I’m just encouraging all guys to wear babushkas from here on out. Silk gang, silk city. You know how we do it.” – A$AP Rocky

Thank you A$AP Rocky for making the headscarf cool again. Now men and women make this trend fashionable for all ages and genders. He’s also not afraid to break gender barriers, which he did on Saturday night when he attended the LACMA Art and Film Gala in Los Angeles

 He paired the silk Gucci scarf with a pair of fur-trimmed slippers, a navy suit, and a printed satin robe.   Style Cartel dimmed it acceptable and is inspired by Rocky.

The babushka headscarf popped up as a trend a couple of years ago when it emerged.  Last season the trend was reintroduced to the runway from the likes of Versace, Tom Ford, Celine, Balenciaga and Acne Studios sent granny neckerchiefs shimmying down the runway.”   It actually can be worn in many ways.  Depending on which culture you attempt to imitate. 

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It’s been relatively quiet on the babushka front ever since, though Queen Elizabeth famously wears her’s out and about.  Many of the scarves most of us have collected over the years have been banished, to a plastic bin in your closet in case you need it along with pashminas and Tommy Hilfiger polo shirts.  The Queen has been single-handedly keeping silk scarves in business. Along with my self and Modest fashion shoppers. 

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As a Muslim woman who struggles with covering her hair has fashion made my decision easier Yes, and no.  Many of my peers have embraced the trend have stated if they were Muslim they would wear a headscarf. Is the only because it is trendy?

What really is Modest fashion.? We at Style Cartel grapple with the questions often.  I  have never liked the term “modest fashion.” I’ve even gone so far as to walk away from
someone the moment I hear them uttering those unpalatable words. In my opinion, combining the words “modest” and “fashion” translates into one misleading meaning: boring.

While many corporations ban any religious head covering has this fashion trend changed the rules.  Is the babushka headscarf trend now, cultural and fashionable?  Can we now wear a headscarf to work, the mosque, the church and the club?

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As a Muslim woman who struggles with covering her hair has fashion made my decision easier  Yes, and no.  Many of my peers have embraced the trend have stated if they were Muslim they would wear a headscarf. Is the only because it is trendy?

Or is this a new tribe culture emerging?  A new gang of trendsetters creating a new group to identify with.  A group of age and gender biased trendsetters who love a Babuska scarf. 

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I actually am loving the trend and want to embrace it more.  This trend works so well for brown women’s hair too.  It is an ideal way to protect your hair and cover it on a bad hair day.   Maybe the Queen is on to something. 

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For women maybe it is a way to show elegance and class again.  A headscarf can change an entire look on an outfit. The Babuska scarf also protects you from photographers when zipping through an airport.  They never expect a man to have a scarf on his head, not since the ’70s have we seen the trend for men.  And no Do-rags don’t count. 

Hip Hop and The Russian Grandmother Scarf Trend

The weather in Europe during fashion week sometimes calls for a headscarf.  Now running through the airport requires extra time, so you can stop at the duty-free shops to see what scarves they have on the racks.   

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I personally love the trend and hope it’s one of the ones that stick around for a while.   Yet, for some of us, it is not a trend it is a way of life.

We would love to know your thoughts.  Please leave your comments below and tag us on Instagram if when you rock your Grandma headscarf. We would also like to hear from our modest fashion followers. What do you think of the trend?

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