Beyoncé has worn her hair in countless different styles over her years in the spotlight. There was the poker-straight look sported at the 2016 Met Gala (above). While serving meals to Hurricane Harvey victims in her hometown of Houston recently, she wore her locks long, wavy and blonde. In the B’Day era, she favoured a Sixties-style bouffant.
But one of the star’s arguably most iconic looks has to be her flowing curls – and now, she’s making it easier for her fans to embrace their own ringlets and afro hair when it comes to headwear.
Beyoncé’s Ivy Park sportswear range for Topshop now features a baseball cap designed specifically for people with curly hair. If you’ve got coiled, kinky or corkscrew locks yourself, you’ll know that finding a well-fitting hat can be almost impossible – which is why the Ivy Park cap has an open back.
Somewhere between a classic fitted cap and a velvet visor, it will soon be available to buy from Topshop for £20 – and people are extremely pleased about it.
Since its launch in April last year, her Ivy Park range has gone from strength to strength. The line’s first collection flew off Topshop’s website, and later body-positive campaigns have included stars from Black-ish’s Yara Shahidi to Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox.
The brand also hit back at claims by The Sun that it was underpaying garment factory workers in Bangladesh, saying: “We are proud of our sustained efforts in terms of factory inspections and audits, and our teams worldwide work very closely with our suppliers and their factories to ensure compliance.”
Speaking about her motivation for creating Ivy Park in 2016, Beyoncé said that she wanted to build a fashion brand that celebrated “every woman and the body she’s in while always striving to be better.
“I called it Ivy Park because a park is our commonality,” she told ELLE. “We can all go there; we’re all welcomed. It's anywhere we create for ourselves.”
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