Colors: Geometric Prints
Bold colors set the stage accompanied by geometric prints as the precedent. The sacred arithmetical patterns adorn clothing with a linear perspective for a supreme impression. From knits to wovens, outerwear to dress, accessories to jewelry algebraic visuals saturated the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 runways.Continue Reading..
The next destination along the Silk Road lays within the Xinjiang region of China with borders near to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan; the city of Kashgar.
The Karakorum and Pamir mountain ranges span on three sides while the Takalman Desert seals the other side of the city. Despite Kashgar’s remote location, the dust, sand and the high altitude mountain ranges, this desert oasis that has been a hub for travelers for centuries. It connects China with Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan via two different mountain passes.Continue Reading..
AMOUR PROPRE founded by California native Calvin Rafah was established to advocate self-respect and self love. AmourPropre goes beyond fashion, it shines light on anti bullying promoting a safe environment for those in need. Calvin is very proactive and uses his brand to speak to children of all ages about bullying, giving them a place they can feel loved and respected. The new campaign “lovethyselfmovent” is a bimonthly workshop that invites all to come and talk, listen and be heard.Continue Reading..
Between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan lies Fergana Valley, one of the many culturally and historically charged stops along the Northern Silk Road. Uzbekistan is known as the third largest silk producer in the world annually producing an average of 30,000 tons of silkworm cocoons. Within the valley is the silk making town of Margilon where almost all Uzbek silk breeding occurs.Continue Reading..
Isolated in the northwestern mountains of Vietnam close to the Chinese border lays a vibrant town, Sa Pa or Sapa. The market town is situated amongst emerald green valleys of cascading terraces and enormous mountains rising from the earth on all sides. Amongst it’s invigorating views Sa Pa is also known for it’s diversity with a handful of different tribes calling the mountainous oasis home. Each tribe creates their own textiles, traditions and garments, with each of them representing their own symbols and patterns.Continue Reading..
Ethnic prints are so beautiful and should be embraced by all. USA is a combination of so many different cultures and ethnicities. Ethnic prints and textures look great against other prints and textures creating a print clash. Anything goes with these prints, making it so fun to wear and experiment with.Continue Reading..