Spring Spotlight: The Tribal Beat

1 13 2012

Designers trekked and traveled to bring us back this rich trend that held a spell over us.  Mining cultures as far flung as Indonesia, Africa or even Cubist painter’s renditions of primitif motifs, we saw a jungle of prints (from zebra and ocelot to the lush vegetation itself); strong, warrior-goddess shapes; materials looking to nature and colors that spoke to earth’s spices.

Those who followed the rhythm of this thumping jungle drum included Donna Karan, Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler and Giambattista Valli.  Play it subtle with animale or python accessories and earthy colors (think mud, sand, cumin, turmeric & paprika) or follow the Beat with wilder prints, basket weaves, ikat and raffia.

Shop the Tribal Beat

Tribal Light:

Prada Madras Woven Bag, 212 872 8821 Oscar de la Renta, 212 872 2656 Jimmy Choo Beaded Crocheted Sandal

1. PRADA Madras Woven Bag, 212 872 8821
2. OSCAR DE LA RENTA Printed A-Line Silk Dress, 212 872 2656
3. JIMMY CHOO Beaded Crocheted Sandal, 212 872 8947

Donna Karan Jersey Patchwork Dress, 212 872 8751 Lanvin Chain & Fringe T-Strap SandalProenza Schouler PS1 212 872 8801

1. DONNA KARAN Jersey Patchwork Dress, 212 872 8751
2. LANVIN Chain & Fringe T-Strap Sandal, 212 872 8947
2. PROENZA SCHOULER Small PS1 Keep All with multicolor faux python, 212 872 8801

B Brian Atwood Cylinder Heel Platform Sandal Michael Kors Tie-Dyed Striped Shirt, 212 872 8997 Current/Elliot Skinny Sugar Jeans, 212 872 2887

1. B BRIAN ATWOOD Cylinder Heel Platform, 212 872 8941
2. MICHAEL KORS Tie-dye Striped Tee, 212 872 8997
3. CURRENT/ELLIOT Skinny Sugar Jean, 212 872 2887

FOLLOW THE TRIBAL BEAT ON PINTEREST!
SHOP THE TRIBAL TREND

Deep in the Beat:

 Burberry Prorsum Trench, 212 872 8747Alexander McQueen Platforms, 212 872 8947 Maison Martin Margiela, 212 872 8747

1. BURBERRY PRORSUM Beaded Single-Breasted Trenchcoat, 212 872 8747
2. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Platform Horn-Heel Cage Sandal, 212 872 8947
3. MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Sequined Tapestry Smock, 212 872 8747

Michael Kors Zebra-Print Dress, 212 872 8997 Diane von Furstenberg Ikat-Print Bag, 212 872 8901Donna Karan Mask Print Skirt, 212 872 8751

1. MICHAEL KORS Zebra-Print Dress, 212 872 8997
2. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Ikat-Print Bag, 212 872 8901
3. DONNA KARAN Mask-Print Skirt, 212 872 8751

Proenza Schouler Sleeveless Patchwork Dress, 212 872 8747 Charlotte Olympia Leopard-Print Platform Pump Giambattista Valli Zebra Print Dress, 212 872 2863

1. PROENZA SCHOULER Proenza Schouler Sleeveless Patchwork Dress, 212 872 8747
2. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Leopard Print Platform Pump, 212 872 8947
3. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Zebra Print Dress, 212 872 2863

Michael Kors Patchwork Dress, 212 872 8997Proenza Schouler Raffia Woven Skirt, 212 872 8747 Michael Kors Tie-Dye Caftan, 212 872 8997
1. MICHAEL KORS Printed Patchwork Dress, 212 872 8997
2. PROENZA SCHOULER Raffia Skirt, 212 872 8747
3. MICHAEL KORS Tie-Dye Caftan, 212 872 8997

FOLLOW THE TRIBAL BEAT ON PINTEREST!
SHOP THE TRIBAL TREND

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