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Ethno Elegance

by Andre J., http://avantgardien.tumblr.com, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Manila, Philippines

19 comments · 6 · August 23, 2010

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Andre Judd - Ac For F&H Camo Weekend Bag With Croc Skin And Suede, Gift From Nasia Czarist Bangle With Gold Leaf And Jewels, Vintage Ikat Print Cropped Tee, Seoul, Korea Tartan Checks Button Down, Gift Punk Zebra Print Trousers, H&M Gold Dice Neckpiece - Ethno Elegance
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  1. camo weekend bag with croc skin and suede

    AC for F&H

    , in Leather Bags
  2. czarist bangle with gold leaf and jewels

    gift from Nasia

    , in Bangles
  3. ikat print cropped tee

    vintage

    , in Shirts
  4. tartan checks button down

    Seoul, Korea

    , in Plaid Tops
  5. punk zebra print trousers

    gift

    , in Zebra Pants
  6. gold dice neckpiece

    H&M

In this look I was trying to bridge cultural inspirations together. The ikat print which is used in American Indian as well as Asian cultures is worn here as a tshirt and paired with modern day African inspired graffiti zebra stripes, Scottish tartan checks and military cotton camo print bag. Event the proportions are in contrast with one another like the cropped ikat shirt with a longer length tartan button down and cropped trousers with above ankle boots. Instead of typical ethno jewelry I wore czarist inspired gold and bejewelled bangle encased in resin along with my trusted skull bracelet. The neckpiece is the opulent approach to just wearing beaded necklaces.

To Akshay I think the camo printed bag is a more current approach rather than a camo print trouser or jacket non? What do you think? I took out the context of the print being used in a military bag and made it chic by pairing suede and croc skin to make it an ideal weekend bag:)

Overall the whole approach is to embrace diversity and inspirations to create a new context. Again its the postmodernist in me....:)

Comments (19)

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Kim S.
extravagant, but so lovely. ;>
Rafi Mustafa
I want the bag! Bakit wala yan dito sa Cebu!!!! arggggh!!!
Andre Judd
i know right? i think they didnt order this style
Thallisson Silva
+1 for you!! Very Beautiful...
KIKO CAGAYAT
So Asian Ethnic inspired
Olga Nunnink
Oh great color theme.. love the patterns together as well
Alan Escoto
your style is just amazingg!
Danielle W.
OMG I'm in love with you! Work patterns, work. +1 HYPE.
Andre Judd
work it work it:)! thanks Danielle!
Danielle W.
Youre welcome! :)
Philip Antony
i'm so in love with this bag!(:

  

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