When you think of berets, you think of a chic French woman wearing black beret with her freshly baked baguettes and smoking cigarettes. All of a sudden, leather berets hit the fashion scene not as if it never did but who would expect that everybody from celebrities to fashion bloggers would indulge in the beret trend especially in Nigeria.
For a moment, one will say that the beret did not look like what the French woman would ever wear again.
Two seasons ago, the beret trend found a comeback. Rihanna made a debut in Dior’s leather beret amongst other models like Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid.
History of Berets
Back then, I mean in the 90’s berets were political, worn as a symbol of revolution – a peasant hat turned into a political statement. In 20’s I wore a beret as part of my school uniform. Presently, it is now into a fashion statement which is been poised as 2018 Best Hat.
The fashion industry is always at its best to reflecting to times we live in which is why we have seen a rise in politically charged fashion.
There is nothing new with the designers and the public trying to make a stand through clothes and the beret has always been the hat worn by those wanting to make a stand.
Why Did I Indulge in the Beret Trend?
I never thought I would be wearing a beret again. In fact, I said I would not indulge in the beret trend – look at me now, never say never! Right now, the beret trend stands for been socially woke, to be outspoken and politically engaged. I decided to make a beret because I stand to be politically engaged and woke.
I went to the market to buy a leather fabric. At the market, I could not find a plain leather beret so I settled for a patterned fabric. The fabric cost me N1500 for 1 yard which was enough to make 4 berets. I used a quarter of a yard for one beret, in that case one beret cost N375 approximately $1. I used a template of two circles; a hollow circle and a full circle.
Measurements I used
1. exterior 13inches
2. interior 7inches
Watch how I made the leather beret below in simple steps.
The beret history renders the ultimate symbol of wokeness. Reminding us to constantly celebrate our skin colour and our natural physical appearance. We are now in the decade where political beret and fashionable beret can live harmoniously. Why not stay woke this season, starting from the top. Make yourself a leather beret or enter my giveaway to win one for yourself.
The rules are simple to win a beret:
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Giveaway is open to everyone. Participant outside will cover delivery cost. Giveaway last till 23rd May, 2018.
What are your thoughts on the beret trend? Would you be wearing a beret? What do you know about the history of beret?