Trend report: Ethnic inspiration
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."
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...
Valentino and Missoni
Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli
Diane von Furstenberg