Her collection for Spring/Summer 2017 stays true to her roots, but it also offers the wearer more modern approachable garments that can easily fit a contemporary lifestyle
In todays Lookbook Friday we will be looking at another runway show for Oxford Fashion Studios at Paris Fashion Week SS 2017. Jeanine Clarkin is a designer based out of New Zealand who is best known for her Maori inspired street wear. Combining traditional Maori art and design as well as tribal patterns and women’s fiber art of the Wharenui and reimagining these influences to create current wearable fashion.
Her collection for Spring/Summer 2017 stays true to her roots, but it also offers the wearer more modern approachable garments that can easily fit a contemporary lifestyle. With a palette of red, black and white the pieces are striking yet also have an air of comfort and familiarity. Minimalist coats with cape tops and unadorned collars are punctuated by tribal pattered belts and beaded closures. Staying on trend with layered sheer pieces which can found on tops, jackets and jumpers keeps the collection in a more up-to-date vein. And the head pieces which are a nod to festival wear are also in line with the traditional Maori dress and such a great way to combine tribal traditions with fashion forward looks.
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