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Trend report: Ethnic inspiration

Trend report: Ethnic inspiration

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Many designers seem to have taken inspiration from the pages of National Geographic this season, as the runway gets treated like a window to the world...

From sports themed style brought to you previously by Buro 24/7 trend reports – to wanderlust-heavy references, it's difficult to pinpoint exactly where the inspiration for the unusual trend came from. Whether it was on a trip across the Sahara desert riding a camel or cultivating rice on a Chinese plantation – Japanese designer Jounieh Watanabe for example, described his collection as simply "something a bit ethnic." 

Junya Watanabe

Jounieh Wantabe


Whether it was feathers woven into the already windswept and rough-around-the-edges hairstyles, hinting towards the direction of North America and the Native Indians and cowboys (or girls), there were also many dresses with rugged messy fringes for decoration.

American designer Anna Sui cites its inspiration for the season as Pre-Raphaelite paintings that admire the culture of Europe, but the models that walked the runway looked more like Pocahontas, rather than Ophelia. And the brand isn't alone... 

Donna Karan

Donna Karan

Valentino, Missoni

Valentino and Missoni

Givenchy

Givenchy

Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli

Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli

The Row

The Row

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Altuzarra, Etro

Altuzarra, Etro

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