Vogue Paris: Nomade
By Paul Kolyer
Anastasia Barbieri's "Nomade" takes a spring fashion trek to Kenya in the April issue of Vogue Paris.† Pack a wardrobe with simple shapes, longer is better, that stand out with abstract prints and details of fringe or braids! Glen Luchford photographs in black-and-white or faded earthy tones that fit the "darker mood" of fashion this spring.
A neutral MaxMara poncho is easy luxe, Freja Beha Erichsen is stunning on horseback and can ride to Marrakesh and hang with the painted birds in Saint Laurent's oasis any day! A long plunging draped V-neck dress from Givenchy says it all! With it's deep color, and wrist styled with the perfect cuffs! The safari look can be a Chloe sleeveless dress, belted close to the body, and the pleated fabric and metal neckpiece echo Issey Miyake! The long Kenzo skirt has a primitive print and [un]wraps as needed. Worn here with a cropped blouse so as to attract prey!
The Dior de la Serengeti with vibrant stripes and draped wide "bande de tissue" and artisanal neckpiece, will dominate any watering hole!
Try a python print out for the night and smother it with fringe and feathers, then greet the rising sun with Donna Karan's shear trousers, wide leather crafted hip belt and fringey top!
Junya Watanabe has taken fringe to the next level! The last look is from his spectacular SS14 show, this one in neutral color and amazing braided fringe.
The next time Anastasia travels to faraway lands — count me in — she packs for an exceptional woman, with these looks and just the right accessories; neckpieces and bracelettes, you too will stand out on the horizon!
†Anastasia Barbieri and Glen Luchford have produced some fabulous pictures for Vogue Hommes called "Soysambu," this was also the location of the "Nomade" shoot. The Soysambu ranch and conservancy are the subject of a fabulous article by Jerry Stafford in Vogue Hommes! I was especially thrilled to read about the fact that the film White Mischief was based on the history of this place! I heard about the film because Geoffrey Beene mentioned how much he loved it and I saw it on videocassette years ago, the fashion is lovely, perfectly done to suit the characters and plot! Look it up if you can!
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