One of spring/summer’s emerging trends sees the meeting between Africa and the Western world.
At Fendi, it is a triumph of floral prints, presented either in bright colours or in the form of embroideries and applications.
Tribal-inspired multicolor patterns dominate at Ferragamo as well, especially on the ruffled, long dresses enriched by ribbons.
Stripes are a classic example of this trend: they are present in both strong hues and more delicate, soft nuances.
Therefore, this is not the tribal spirit we are used to, but its rendition based on more “pop” standards.
Just look at Proenza Schouler’s sophisticated creativity, where lightweight fabrics such as georgette silk are used on asymmetric-cut tops and embellished with geometric prints, frills and contrasting details.
Other key materials of this trend are suede, leather (especially for fringes), beads and tassels.
Colours recall the earth, of course, but also modern art and the result is an elegance that perfectly mixes different cultures without ever resulting obvious or ordinary.