Tribal looks were all over the runways this season at Michael Kors, BCBG, and Donna Karan. So for today's edition of Currently Trending, we're taking you to Barney's Co-op where we've styled up our take on the trend. We've put together three styled ways to slip into tribal looks this season, from digitized prints to safari-inspired accessories.
Attention, fashion lovers! It's time to get familiar with our Spring 2012 trend report, which we'll be updating with even more of all the best trends from the best shows in London, Milan, and Paris. From the sporty theme that dominated in New York, to the craze for lush prints, we've got the best trends covered right here.
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One of our favorite Fall trends is carrying over to Spring — tribal looks. Safari-inspired pieces graced the runways at Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and Diane von Furstenberg, as designers played with mixed prints, raw textures, and vibrant hues. From head-to-toe animal prints at Michael Kors to warrior-like tribal dresses at Herve Leger, we can’t wait to get our safari on for Spring.
We've seen the collections, picked up the trends, and now it's time to decide just what we'll be wearing from the runways. There were major themes — layering, minimalism, and modern tribal among them — but how do those big ideas apply to you? We've sifted through all the looks, and here are our top 15 most chic and wearable trends coming from New York Fashion Week.
First of all, wherever Fab reader stylebysantina is, we would like to be, right now. Second, we love the way she mixes up tribal and utility trends for a chic and breezy vacation look that is laid-back but still feminine. Tying a safari shirt over a printed dress is a brilliant way to get more use out of a dress, and she elevates the shirt with a pretty necklace and gold cuff. We also applaud metallic flats: in a tropical paradise where flip flops are the norm, a little sparkle —and a real sole — is a nice touch.
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Whether it's of the bird variety, or more in-your-face tie-dye, or simply simple florals, prints are back in a big way this Spring. Both Diane von Furstenberg and Marc by Marc Jacobs took an ethnic spin on the trend, with Diane going a little more subtle and Marc a bit more overt. We're digging the DVF, but please pick your poison.
Sometimes all it takes is a killer pair of shoes. You know this. A rockin' bod and an unexpected slit help, too. It's all in the details with this one . . . After a week of seeing enviable gowns and glamour at the Cannes Film Festival, there's something fresh and perfect about actress Paz de la Huerta's (not so) minimal look. Earth tones never looked so sexy, and little flesh is exposed here. But you can still see Paz's curves and slender stems. But let's talk about those exquisite black tribal sandals! No info on the genius who designed them yet (anyone know?), but they are little pieces of art. With shoes like that, paring everything else down is key. Paz was promoting her film Enter the Void and she has my undivided attention. P.S. Honorable mention of the week is Brad Pitt in pink Tom Ford — totally pulls it off.
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Another wild trend for Spring in the realm of Luxotica is bohemian bags. These embellished handbags will instantly perk up any ensemble with their hippie-meets-tribal aesthetic. I like how they give off an ethnic vibe without going over the top, especially when paired with a neutral palette. This Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag ($1,495) is a seamless balance between funky and fabulous. I can already see myself pairing this bag with cut-off shorts, a white tee, and chunky platform sandals . . .