There is an exotic trend in fashion, filled with inspiring influences from the four corners of the world—chic garments with a creative edge and a dash of eccentricity.
Folkloric themes, fringes, rich embroidery, bold designs and graphic prints all appeared on the runways as if emerging from the pages of National Geographic magazine. Global fashion includes African-inspired textiles, warm tones, vibrant arty prints and richly beaded accessories. Tribal print clothes and accessories are fun to wear and to mix with other classic separates, already in your wardrobe.
Global style has transformed from being an artisan form of self-expression to an integral part of clothing culture. Fiercely designed clothing can easily be incorporated into any look: from boho contemporary everyday wear, to accessories and evening outfits.
These looks are ancient, yet modern. The colorful designs are fun and expressive.
1. Match a tribal print blazer with skinny jeans or leggings and layer a black tank underneath.
2. Become a regal queen with a cool turban wrapped headdress for some wildly chic accessorizing.
3. Fuse some ethnic patterning with some neutral, natural eco-friendly fabrics, such as fine merino wool, cotton, bamboo, silk and hemp linens.
4. Think outside the box and explores the use of unconventional and unexpected design elements.
Fashion and jewelry by Amy Zerner can be found at her Enchanted World Emporium, 8 Main Street (next to Rowdy Hall Restaurant) in East Hampton. Call 631-324-7695.