Berets are linked to politics. Che Guevara used it in the 60s as a symbol of revolution, wearing it as he rallied for supporters to rise against the Batista government in Cuba. Even after he died in 1967, it was a look adopted by other activists, most notably by nationalist and socialist party Black Panther Society (harper’s bazaar).
The Beret is making a big comeback in fashion this season! Look away from the stereotypical religious views of the berets here in Nigeria and stereotypical view that berets are the French girl accessory or mostly worn by French people. This year alone we have witnessed people roam around in visor hats from the tennis court to runway shows and back to the streets.
Corporate and boss lady in the beret trend
It may have been linked to politics but then creatives who changed the world wore the beret. Pablo Picasso, John Lennon, Bridget Bardot among others, had it on for a time. At Paris Fashion Week, Rihanna let the whole world know she’s also into the beret trend, wearing the Dior leather beret in the front row.
At the just concluded Lagos Fashion Design Week, Titi Belo gave us chills as the model strutted in cool, uptown chic styles-adding the beret as an important accessory. The men too will give you a better reason to have this headpiece on! The beret changes your total look, gives that cool hipster personality to your look.
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