One of the hottest trends that’s emerging from New York S/S 10 is Tribal. Pleasing-on-the-eye prints and tactile-to-touch fabrics make this perennially chic tribal trend safari’s edgier older sister.
With winter’s global nomad making the logical step on, the tribal trend has grown up and is much easier to wear than previous seasons with an abundance of printed maxi dresses and blouses in a multitude of colourful guises.
Diane von Furstenberg sent her army down the catwalk with elbow-to-wrist stacked bangles, Alice Temperley for Temperley London chose a tattoo-inspired sheer maxi dress and Marc Jacobs firmly cemented this ubiquitous trend with a medley of printed tunics, shirts, shorts and skirts, all printed with oversized spots, etchings and stripes for his by Marc line.
Taking tribal into a definitively darker mood, Kate and Laura Mulleavy at Rodarte used their signature aesthetic of swathed and shredded chiffon to create elegant armour, dripping with tassles and covered in crocheted cobwebs. It may not be the most commercial collection in their design portfolio, but it’s certainly one of the most beautifully constructed.
With these initial flavours coming from New York, it'll be interesting to see London's interpretation of this new-season style, particularly from flamboyant designers such as Matthew Williamson, David David and Duro Olowu.
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