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Tribal Trends


With intricate beadwork, bold statement prints and an almost criminal use of red, yellow and green, featuring in such pieces, two things are clear:

1, this look is definitely not for the faint hearted

2, this is one look that can't be worn head to toe.

To clear up any confusion, by tribal, I am of course referring to African inspired prints, leopard spots, snakeskin (faux of course!) etc….


If you've been paying attention, you may have noticed the arrival of the tribal trend has long been on the cards. It started with the resurrection of, mine-and-Kate-Moss'- personal favourite, the leopard print during A/W 2008 and even the feathers trend seen at A/W '08 and S/S '09 shows of designers such as McQueen and DVF.


We mere mortals however know that catwalk chic does not automatically translate into wearable street style without some toning down, and that's where the high street's translation of tribal comes in. Take example from Fashion Enter's own designer Fosuism whose embellished leather belts perfectly encompass the tribal trend to a T or ASOS.com who have some new season tribal inspired print dresses to die for.


Beaded Floral Dress £85, ASOS.com
Printed Bandeau £45, ASOS.com 
black Zebra Print Clutch £28, Accessorize
Print dress, Lipsy Spring/Summer 2009
Moda in Pelle
Missybag (Print) Wooden Frame Oversized Clutch, £55 Moda In Pelle
Moda in Pelle
Mercia (Leopard) £80 Stud and Buckle Detail Sandal, Moda In Pelle
Print top, £35 Warehouse
New Look
Limited Edition summer dress £35, New Look

Words By Lauretta Ihonor


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