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