Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Embark on a journey into the wildest places in the world through these outfits inspired by aboriginal crafted outfits. Dresses that borrows elements from African garments eclectic intertwined with modern cuts Missoni and Chloe, tribal graphic prints from Dries Van Noten and Celine, multiple fringe mixed with avant-garde cuts and prints exotic Alexander McQueen-all provides a mysterious look site, bringing image temperate jungle or desert close to new urban space.

From Africa to Japan by way of Latin America, many of Spring-Summer 2014’s collections were influenced by hints of folklore. Rich embroidery, tribal jewelry, drapery and graphic prints all appeared on the runways as if directly torn from the pages of the National Geographic, the magazine beloved by Alexander McQueen who was said to often turn to the publication for inspiration. GivenchyValentino and Alexander McQueen all picked up the theme, promising plenty of globe-trotting inspiration for Spring/Summer 2014.  

Maasai-inspired and cut straight into leather at Emilio Pucci, refined and 1920's style at Roberto Cavalli and hippy-chic at Junya Watanabe: fringing has made a comeback for Spring/Summer 2014.

FASHION hits the global trail, adopting exotic embellishments and plundering ideas from the four corners of the earth, as spring/summer sways to a tribal beat.

"A veritable United Nations of textures and nomadic finds exude a global charisma," says Vogue's style editor Emma Elwick-Bates.
From glamourous gap-year inspired dressing to dresses with fringe benefits, see the trend on the catwalk

FRINGE BENEFITS: Tassels and trims swish from head to toe this season. Dangling from hats and bodices, and swinging from skirts and coats, fringing adds fluid movement to the strictest tailored cuts.

GLOBAL TRAVELLER: Gap-year dressing gets a glamorous makeover, as scarf tops, pyjama suits and sarongs take a turn on the spring/summer catwalks. Rugged bags and simple handworked accessories complete the haute-hippy look.

IN THE CITY: At the sleeker end of the trend, subtlely exotic designs give an elegant nod to their ethnic origins. Elaborate pleats and folds, native prints and a palette of dusty desert tones bring the call of the wild to city style.

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