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Singh Street Style

JOY JERNIGAN

 

 

 

The turban has long held religious significance for Sikhs, and now it’s also a fashion statement in the streets of London.

Singh Street Style is a new fashion blog created in March by Pardeep Singh.

The 22-year-old of Dagenham, Essex, is a Sikh-Briton who said he’s long been interested in fashion and gained inspiration for what to wear by observing people on the streets of London. He started the blog after receiving positive response to photos of his own outfits that he posted on Instagram.

“Sikh turbaned men cannot only be fashionable, but they have the ability to become models, fashion designers and anything else that they want to be,” he said. “The goal of the blog is to also transform the way the world looks at fashion, and that fashion is open to anyone and everyone.”

The turban was originally worn only by kings or emperors, Pardeep said, but now is like a uniform, serving as a reminder to Sikhs to fight against tyranny and stand up for justice for all, no matter what their religion, race or background.

Singh Street Style has quickly gained a following, not only in the Sikh community but also in the United Kingdom and around the world. The Instagram account has nearly 8,000 followers, and the Facebook page has gained more than 700 new followers within the past week, Pardeep said.

“I also wanted to encourage the younger Sikh boys in our community to take more pride in their image and to be more confident,” he said. “The main aim I had in mind was to bring everyone together from all different races, religions and backgrounds and send a message that we can take the personal religious aspect of an individual as well as the cultural and social aspect and blend them harmoniously together.”

The turban has been seen on the runway recently with a colorful collection from Jeetinder Sandhu, according to Menswear Style, a London-based blog run by men’s fashion insiders, which gave a nod to Singh Street Style on Monday.

Singh Street Style brings the religious aspect and the Sikh identity in a respectful manner and merges it with fashion and British identity.”

 

[Courtesy: MSN]

June 12, 2013

 

Conversation about this article

1: Prince Singh (Colombia), June 12, 2013, 7:06 AM.

A Sikh pure is universal, in tune with nature, created by God.

2: Morrissey (Unionville, Ontario, Canada), June 12, 2013, 8:35 AM.

Man, these British cats are styling ... oozing swagger and confidence. Keep it up, lads.

3: Baldev Singh (Bradford, United Kingdom), June 12, 2013, 3:33 PM.

Style and coolness is an essential part of being a Sikh.

4: Sukhman Singh Anand (New Delhi, India), June 17, 2013, 11:52 AM.

This is fashionablous. I mean these "Singh Street Style" (SSS) look like true lions of fashion.

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