Not all who wander are lost… Chic nomads travel into the vintage west unearthing lost arts…. From tribal woven bracelets to vintage Alpaca clutches and kissing donkeys you won’t want to miss the sage lifestyles new arrivals in artisan accessories!!!
My new additions have inspired me to create these two trend stories – Wild Spirits and Native Nomads, which I am thrilled to share with you today. I hope you enjoy this insight into my passion for all the beautiful art and fashion which is born through each cultures rich with artisanal past.
Wild Spirits trend story celebrates artisanal crafts and handmade techniques. The spirited multi-cultural palette, primitive decoration and crude execution evoke the elaborate nature of the trend. Texture becomes one of the most important qualities, photographs of horses transferred onto vintage fabric, vintage alpaca hair, fine leather and artisanal accents like fringing and embroidery create a luxurious look and feel. Pieced and patched fabrics and raw reference crafts from Mexico and South America – Serape, Native American influences – Navajo and Chimayo textiles influence decoration and print. The key items in Wild Spirits are accent pillows, bags and clutches.
There’s a regal sensibility in the Native Nomad theme. The trend mixes inspiration from different cultures and uses bright colors mixed with neutrals. Hand Crafted Rosaries made from cruelty free horse hair by artisans in Peru. Bracelets crafted by the Huichol Indian tribes of Mexico by skilled artists who learned and inherited craftsmanship from generations. The colors and symbols of the beadings represent the Huichol culture – many of the designs represent important symbols for the Huichol Indians, such as good luck, rain, sun, fire, fertility, wisdom, and knowledge. Native American influences include Native American Indian Turquoise Jewelry and Native tribe necklaces. Materials in Native Nomad include: Arizona turquoise, agate, flourite, garnet, rubies, beadwork.
Enjoy and be well!