Vogue Paris: Inca
By Yuka Ryou
For the April 2013 issue of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt styled an editorial titled "Inca" starring Isabeli Fontana and Aymeline Valade as photographed by Mario Testino. From these pictures, it is clear that ethnic costumes and fashion can co-exist.
Isabeli Fontana isn't wearing real ethnic costumes. These are the collection pieces from each brand. Vogue Paris shows us the dream and the mysterious beauty of the Inca sublimated to the mode. Even those who like black chic style will be impressed by these primary color palettes.
How could this be incorporated into our style? Spring has come, women take off their heavy coats and they start to enjoy colors. In Tokyo, smoky pastel colors are mainstream. Maybe it’s from Louis Vuitton's carousel collection that showed us a romantic dream and that Kate Moss can wear any dress with style. In this way, girls in the town are enjoying pastel colors.
But can Emmanuelle fans also do that? Sadly, my answer is NO. I can’t wear pastel color chicly. I'm attracted by vivid and strong colors like these photos. How about you?
I think that in some cases these primary colors are stronger than black. Even if we don’t live in Peru, even if we don’t have the SLP tassel necklace, it may be possible to take in the mysterious charm of the Inca according to creativity.
For example, when you're wearing a classic black v-neck cashmere knit, you probably add a chignon to show your beautiful neckline. And usually, you would choose shining diamond earrings. It's exactly Parisian chic. But now, let’s take a cheap vintage scarf (if you have an Hermès scarf, it's perfect.) and try braiding your hair with it. If you have short hair, let's get small colorful tassels at the craft shop and attach them to your gold hoop earrings. At that moment, we will get the essence of the Inca. To combine strong colors like hot pink and turquoise with black, it would be perfect to wear in town. We can try very easily. Let’s get new boho chic style.
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