The 5th Annual Head Wrap Expo & Fashion Show returns to Metro Detroit with workshops, travel exhibition and a temple & art tour.
From New York Fashion Week to Dakar, Senegal to Detroit, the head wrap has been widely used for centuries as a religious, fashion, cultural and spiritual expression.
Held at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn today, the event attracted thousands of attendees, speakers, and leaders from across the globe.
"I started Beautifully Wrapped and the Headwrap Expo to bring people together." Said founder Zarinah El-Amin Naeem. "
"The Headwrap Expo is a family event created to highlight the beauty of different religious and ethnic groups. Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Africans, Christians, people of all different backgrounds, ages and faiths can gather and use art as way to learn about and from each other." She continued.
Over the past years, head wrapping has become a growing trend in the fashion industry, the expo provides a place for exploration of the culture behind this art. Guests had the opportunity to learn different head wrapping techniques along with why different cultures wrap in different ways.
This event brings together thousands of people representing a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds all celebrating the global art and culture of head wrapping.
Exploring the intersection between fashion and faith, this year unveiled a new larger version of the companion traveling exhibition entitled Beautifully Wrapped: The Fashion, Faith and Culture of headwrapping which features photography, textiles, headwraps and oral statements.
On Saturday, as a preview, organizers created a temple & art tour where guests visited spiritual temples across the Metro-Detroit area.