The passing of Mama Winnie Madikizela – Mandela has spawned an interesting trajectory in regards to various style interpretation of the doek. In recent times there has been an impressive batch of women that have given the conventional rule of the doek a duck; these women consider this iconic headscarf as just that –a headscarf. Gone are the days when a doek was perceived as a conservative piece of clothing.
Our matriarchal figures in our society have always revered stationed spaces where one can rock a doek. Those spaces include funerals, visitations to the in-laws, or simply just to indicate that one is a married woman.
There is zero emotion tied to the reinvention of the doek none whatsoever. However in commemoration of the late political stalwart, Winnie Madikizela – Mandela, today’s write up is solely dedicated to her as she would have turned 82 years old. Mama Winnie’s radical fashion style became an inspiration to women of all ages especially her versatility in styles and prints when rocking those doeks. Below is a compilation of a select few South African female ZAlebs that have since taken a page from Mama Winnie’s style book.
She truly saw how Mama did it and she does it in perfect style. Ichopho. Isaka. Konke. Angisazi. Ayikho into egolozisa okomqala namadolo 🤷♀️
The star does it with a little swagger in it. The way she shines when she is rocking that Doek is something else. Her beauty compliments the look too.
Zoleka Mandela has become an inspiration to women around the world; however, this cancer survivor has always maintained that her grandmother still remains her constant inspiration both in style and many other ways. Zoleka often refers to her grandmother as her “number one”.
Thembisa just knows how to blend in this doek style and she does with pride. She has mastered the art and she does very well.
She doesn’t do it often, but when she does it she makes sure she is on point. Just like in this picture. She looks stunning and we wouldn’t ask for more.