Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Out of Africa

I don't know if this style already has a name, but between all the bright colours and beautiful fabrics I noticed a new kind of print what looks like a style which is coming from Africa. Not only the prints of African clothes are used for the new spring/summer collections but also the fabric of these clothes. Most of you probably know that African men and women decorade theirselves with beautiful necklaces and bracelets made of beads (dutch: kralen). The African people truly have their own creative style and I think it is very inspiring. The photo above is made at the spring fashion show of Gucci, do you see the resemblance with the African style? To illustrate I put some items with look a like prints and materials that I came across, next to the photo.

Photo: Gucci, Trousers+Dress: Mango, Wallet+Necklace: Zara, Skirt: NewLook