Take A Walk On The Wild Side
Designers felt the call of the wild for Spring / Summer 2012. Drawn to exotic tribal prints, vibrant contrasting colours and relaxed sportswear silhouettes – the global traveller look is perfect for exploring an uncharted destination or looking immaculately chic in your day to day world.
From creamy khakis to luxe safari green, the intrepid traveller look exudes effortless, laid-back cool. An exotic colour palette – of saffron, mustard and red, amongst others – enriches the simple silhouettes and spices up neutral shades. Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Burberry, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Missoni and Giambatti Valli all explored this bewitching trend. At Donna Karan, models faced an urban jungle in a collection described as ‘two worlds come together.’ Spending time in Haiti, Karan’s bold, painterly brushstroke prints were inspired by the work of the Haitian artist, Philippe Dodar. Sleek, sensual and explosive, the collection was the perfect amalgamation of urban, tribal & lady-like polish. Oversized wooden bangles added the sweetest finishing touch.
For my favourite interpretation of the ‘Global Traveller’ look: choose a relaxed fit khaki shirt and wear tucked into a tribal print skirt that sits at the waist.
Will you be on the hunt for tribal inspired creations? xx
Photos from style.com