Looking for something different this season – the runways had it with ethnic prints.
Strutting down the runway this season was a sea of patterns that made monochromatic look boring. It also happens to be the perfect statement for holiday parties which tend to be awash in winter white, perennial black and way too many sequins.
Naeem Khan was inspired by 1970s Studio-54-era Halston, in looks that favoured separates, and did not abandon his Indian flair.
Oscar de la Renta took a cue from Islamic and Christian architecture from Spain with vivid colour and intricate designs.
Chanel’s look had a folksy, chalet feel that referenced northern climes. Prabal Gurung meanwhile alluded to his return trips to Nepal and India with plenty of gold appliqué and Carolina Herrera’s prints resembled batik with their stark graphics.
This original fashion article first appeared in the Winter 2019/2020 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.
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