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The first time I really noticed it was the girl Nora on the 1st season of Project Runway.. She always had the red one on during her interviews...

then now i see them on people in the street..but not so much here in DC..

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I adore the keffiyeh as a fashion item living in cold england its great for covering up with and staying warm.

random question ... do the different colours mean anything ?? or is it just for appearance ... in my local alturnative shoping mall they have a shop which just sells these and they have hundreds of them piled up to the ceiling in every colour imaginable.. they are so cheap as well.. makes me wonder whos been exploited

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these are def a trend....
saw lots of editors and models wearing them at shows...

i had/have one since the 80's when the CLASH made them popular during their rock the casbah days..:p

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This trend cracks me up….my dad has had a kahfiyah for as long as I can remember …I'm just waiting for the djellabea to take the trendsters by storm!! Could you imagine???

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It's only the black and white kahfiyah that's the "PLO-scarf", marcj

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I adore the keffiyeh as a fashion item living in cold england its great for covering up with and staying warm.

random question ... do the different colours mean anything ?? or is it just for appearance ... in my local alturnative shoping mall they have a shop which just sells these and they have hundreds of them piled up to the ceiling in every colour imaginable.. they are so cheap as well.. makes me wonder whos been exploited
The red-and-white is often associated with Jordan and socialism, the plain white is worn by the Saudi's, the plain green is associated with Islamism. The red is also often worn by civilian supportes of Hamas and some militant groups.

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Please stay on the topic of the keffiyeh as a fashion item.

Political commentary will be deleted per tFS guidelines.

Thank you.
That's kinda hard, isn't it, since the Kahfiyah itself is a political statement?

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That's kinda hard, isn't it, since the Kahfiyah itself is a political statement?
I agree

I understand that politics are not to be disgussed in tfs, but in this case it seems to be impossible

as a fashion trend kahfiyah is as dead as ugg boots IMO

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It's definitely a trend, mostly within models and *hem* trendy kids in Europe.
I must admit I like it and have wanted one for several years but was always afraid of looking stupid/getting asked about it.

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That's kinda hard, isn't it, since the Kahfiyah itself is a political statement?
Most of you are doing a fine job of acknowledging the political associations and history without arguing politics, and I don't see a problem with that.

The discussion should continue to focus on the keffiyeh, not on the politics.

Also, I think it is clear from several posts that for many people, it appears to be a fashion statement and not a (deliberate) political one.

Thanks for explaining the significance of the different colors! That is a perfect example of explaining the origins without preaching politics.

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^I don't want to wear it eventhough I think it is cute. It is political, eventhough my oppinion is not at all the one shared here above.
i agree.

i think its a bit interesting that people are wearing it without taking politics into account. of course, if you are unaware of it, i guess thats not a problem.

I hope im not being political, if i am mods you can delete this. I feel the same way about che guevara shirts.

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seen at raf simons' collection black palms s/s98 on a model backstage.



(scanned by skeeterbe. image from the raf simons collection pictures from the 1990s thread)

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This scarf is such a piece of basic "alternative" dressing amongst the Western countries...IMHO it looks stupid. All the "different" teenagers are wearing it...I'm amazed H&M hasn't done a version of it yet.

So bored of it.

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I hate them :|

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I kinda feel this thing about them 'cause they remind me of being in Dubai (where men of course wear them as part of their daily wear, not a style statement). I don't think I could wear one though.

It kind of makes me sad that they are a trend.

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