The catwalks and the high street are awash with bold prints, feather detail, tassled shoes and chunky wooden accessories. This can only mean one thing: The Tribal Trend is back with a vengeance.
Seen on many models (like the beautiful Constance Jablonski above modelling for Vogue China June 2010) for all the top designers like Mawi, DKNY, Cavalli and Diane von Furstenberg , Tribal fashion screams confidence, culture and couture.
Think orange and red wedges, animal print textures, colourful printed jumpsuits and natural materials like wood and wicker. Jewelery should be excessive and chunky like the bangles below, or layered and authentic like friendship bracelets, jangly anklets and strips of bright material.
Hopefully after my adventures in South East Asia this summer I can pick up some authentic ethnic clothing and jewellery inspired by the Tribal trend, (and hopefully get something luscious made from Vietnamese silk!)
For those of you sticking with Huddersfield rather than Hanoi, tribal-inspired fashion is easily available on the high-street on a student budget.
Don’t be limited by thinking the Tribal trend is only African and Native American style clothing, as many other exotic influences are in for Summer 2010 (you only have to look at this Zara kaftan to see an oriental vibe).
Have a look-see in the shops for your key tribal statement piece of the summer, and wear it sipping cocktails in the sun, even if it is in Dudley and not Dubai!