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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....:)

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Comments (19)

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KIKO CAGAYAT
So Asian Ethnic inspired
Baka Ne
Ethereal! Loving the colours here... I just looked at the shirt and it somehow made me pick up and fondle my one of all time books Sibella Court's Etcetra... Its a book on interior decoration but she mentions her mother's fascination with fabrics from world over especially indigenous Asian ones... And the colours, the pattern and the weave of your top reminded me of ikat and all sorts of stuff... I don't need to say that the bangle is splendid but all that punctuated with the camo bag, sebra pants and the tan shoes is very cleverly ingenious.... Hype!
And just for all the great references I could draw from this picture, here's a cute lil heart...
Cheers!!
Andre Judd
Akshay!:) wow im curious to get that book im sure those photos and references will totally blow me away:) Thank you for those comments:) im so lucky to have met someone who sees fashion in a totally different light. You are a gift to the world:)
Karl Philip Leuterio
ethereal
Andre Judd
kulang sa clouds para ethereal na talaga
Olga Nunnink
Oh great color theme.. love the patterns together as well
Cinnamon Rich
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! :)
J T
Effortlessly cool
Andre Judd
Jonathan thanks so much for the hypes and heart:) post more of your looks:) !!
Oh Juree
love + love + love look
Philip Antony
i'm so in love with this bag!(:

  

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