Wander lust: nomad-inspired fashions take a classy turn

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 August, 2015, 6:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 August, 2015, 6:00am

Memories of Aladdin pants paired with bucket-emblazoned crop tops are made bearable now that “nomadic fashion” has taken a turn for the classy. Raw fabrics are at the helm of the trend, with cottons, linens and silks stitched on loose cuts, touting exotic prints and ethnic embellishment. Temperley has gone tribal this season with a line of sturdy jacquards, animal prints and vivid colours on flowing dresses that ooze Bedouin allure.

Zara’s Trafaluc collection has never been one to shy from the gypsy look, peddling a range of low-key floral prints on billowing trousers and floaty, off-the-shoulder dresses. Heavily embroidered jackets and voluminous bell-sleeve shirts complete a traveller’s outfit and look boho-chic worn over cigarette trousers  or skinny jeans.

Free People has options for the edgier nomad with leather tie-dye miniskirts and cut-out maxi dresses, while Asos has a quirky selection of gladiator sandals, both ankle and knee-high.

H&M rocks the look with playsuits in autumnal jacquards and crinkled pirate blouses that pair well when tucked into colourful short shorts. French label By Marie has gone vagabond-luxe with asymmetrical striped tunics in hand-woven Ethiopian fabrics and reversible dresses.

1. White gypsy blouse from H&M (HK$349)

2. Jacquard wrap pencil skirt from J. Crew (HK$3,975)

3. Geometric-print poncho from Monki (HK$250)

4. Heeled boots with fringing from Pinko (HK$5,740)

5. Handmade Vaalbara leather clutch with handwoven flap from Zoobeetle (HK$2,490)