Go­ing Na­tive

Take your wardrobe on a ri­otous, ex­otic trip as fash­ion draws in­spi­ra­tion from two un­ex­pected cul­tures this sea­son and next.

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Or more specif­i­cally, the bur­geon­ing move­ment known as Afro­fu­tur­ism that melds tribal aes­thet­ics with sci-fi and fan­tasy. The re­sult: a fun, ram­bunc­tious mix of geo­met­ric shapes, pop colours and me­tal­lic ac­cents that’s more arty, less rus­tic.


Think wrap jack­ets rem­i­nis­cent of Bhutanese ghos and or­nate dragon and na­ture-in­spired em­broi­dery – pop­u­lar in Ti­betan, Bhutanese and Nepalese cul­tures – on la­dy­like coats, dresses and ac­ces­sories. Boho chic just got more eclec­tic, and a whole lot more deca­dent.

Issey Miyake Pre-fall ’17

Cot­ton-blend jacket, $119, Bershka Daniela Vil­le­gas Ar­coiris 18K yel­low gold neck­lace with sap­phires, emer­alds and ru­bies, US$18,400 (S$25,600), www.ju­s­tone­eye.com Leather mules with fur,Tory Burch Lele Sadoughi bead drop ear­rings, £210 (S$379), www.av­enue32.com Bal­main vis­cose-blend hal­ter dress, $2,061, www.far­fetch.com Emma Pake polyamide-blend bikini, US$435 (S$614), www.net-a-porter.com Dior VIII Grand Bal Plume 18K yel­low gold and steel watch with di­a­monds and feath­ers on al­li­ga­tor skin strap, Dior Ser­penti For­ever snake­skin shoul­der bag with onyx, Bul­gari Silk, pa­per and feather sun hat, Etro

Soak in this New Age move­ment of African art at the Art/Afrique, Le Nou­vel Ate­lier ex­hi­bi­tion, on at Paris’ Fon­da­tion Louis Vuit­ton, till Aug 28.

Vis­cose-blend wrap top $89.90, Zara Silk and vel­vet bra, Etro Em­broi­dered silk skirt, Alice+Olivia Em­broi­dered satin boots with crys­tals, Gucci Em­broi­dered wool coat, Gucci Metal ear­rings with crys­tals, Lan­vin Em­broi­dered suede and cot­ton cross-body bag, Etro Tem­per­ley Lon­don em­broi­dered silk dress, US$2,600 (S$3,620), www.moda­operandi.com. Prices un­avail­able un­less stated

Open­ing in De­cem­ber, the lux­u­ri­ous Six Senses Bhutan re­sort spans ve idyl­lic lo­ca­tions (like Pu­nakha and Thim­phu) and ter­rains across the ma­jes­tic Hi­malayan king­dom.

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