Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tribal Treasures: Nordstrom and Asos

Ankara, or the use of it, is well known in the fashion industry as 'Tribal', and featured within the 'Afrocentric' trend which was predicted in advance by Vogue for Spring/Summer 2012. 

Vogue prediction for spring/summer 2012 -
"Ethnic prints, raffia work and tribal sketched
abound in this season's Afrocentroc trend" - Vogue

Even as we approach London Fashion week and the launch of various new Spring/Summer collections for next year, there's no doubt that the Tribal theme is still going strong.

And whether a Tribal piece features Ankara or not, it most definitely encapsulates the colour and vibrancy of African print.

We came across these Tribal finds on Nordstrom, and Asos:

Cara Couture African print Necklace -
Cara Couture Necklace

The multi strand effect is quite common in textile jewellery but this Cara Couture Tribal Multi Strand necklace beautifully incorporates golden chains as part of the design...

Cara Couture Belt -
Cara Couture Belt

...whilst the beading in this belt is quite reminiscent of colourful Cameroonian beads.

Steve Madden tribal shoes -
Steve Madden

Having been in the footwear game for more than two decades, Steve Madden has incorporated Tribal weave into this 'Pammy-M' pump, which reminds us a lot of the traditional woven kente cloth.

Betsey Johnson tribal shoes -
Betsey Johnson
An even bigger veteren in the field of footwear Betsey Johnson's label B.J. Vines has been around since 1978. These 'Barrot' pumps present an aztec/tribal fusion.
Asos Hunt Super High leather wedges -
Asos Wedges

Our favourite on the Tribal treasures list have to be these ASOS HUNT Super High Leather Wedges with Egyptian Print. As wedges, they're very likely to be comfortable, those straps  will support your ankles and better still...these shoes are currently on sale (click the link below)!!!

More Tribal Treasures to come!


Cara Couture on Nordstrom
Steve Madden Pammy-M pump
Betsey Johnson
ASOS HUNT Super High Leather Wedges


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