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FASHIONWEEK Spring 2008: Sabyasachi Channels Bedouin Mata Hari Chic. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG

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Summary: One of the prominent aspects of this collection was, of course, the symbolism: red tees silkscreened with the hammer, sickle & star that formerly adorned the flag of the USSR (the hammer symbolizing the working lumpen proletariat, the sickle representing agricultural workers & the star the rule of the Communist Party), Muslim mens' hats, Bedouin'esque headgear & robes, and even a few Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy caps for good measure. However, the drapey yet feminine layers in military drab hues of olive, khaki, blackened burgundy & army green (rendered in silk lurex that looked like almost like plastic & futuristically cool) - made for an effortless and comfortable way to sail through spring stylishly.

Color Palette: khaki, army green, olive, taupe, dark burgundy, olive & gold silk brocade    

Textures & Details: layers, symbolism, ethnic influenced draping (Bedouins; Salwar Kameez), silk brocade, shiny plastic-like silk lurex, embroidery, sequins, henna designs on the forearm

Key Looks: army green silk lurex ankle length sleeveless dress; red tee with hammer & sickle silkscreen with army green jacket and floor-length oyster silk skirt; floor length oyster silk dress with tone-on-tone blazer

- Lesley Scott



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Your blog is great. I love the fashion too. In fact I have a blog about fashion, design and trends, but in spanish....

Posted by: Sofia | Sep 14, 2007 1:35:09 PM

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