Around The World In Fashionable Ways
The study of ancient cultures not only influence our history grades in school, but also determine what we wear. Various cultures across the globe drive styles and stimulate trends. Each season, fashion takes major inspiration from different cultures and transforms them into modern day trends. Find out which country and culture suits your style and what is your favourite wardrobe inspiration as we take a fashion quest around the world.
The French Beret
Oh mon dieu! The national cap of France has come a long way from being part of the military uniform to now being a rocking fashion statement. It was earlier stereotyped to artists, intellectuals and film directors but has evolved into a favourite accessory amongst celebrities. If you’re aiming for that laid-back bohemian style or simply need to cover a bad hair-day, a beret is what you need to get your hands on.
U.K’s Union Jack
Maybe it’s because of a flurry of national events like the royal wedding, the Queen’s Jubilee and hosting the Olympics or maybe it’s because of its colours and design.The Union Jack is definitely the world’s most fashionable flag. Seen everywhere from clothes to bags to cushions and mugs, the world can’t seem to get enough of U.K’s stylish flag.
Native American Fashion
Designers have been creating clothing, footwear and accessories with Native American influences since awhile now. The boho chic style has made it a fashion staple. Feathered accessories and headgear, fringe and tassels, colourful beadwork, vests and boots and Native American prints have become a huge trend and have found their way into all of our wardrobes.
The Japanese Kimono
The ancient attire of the traditional Japanese geisha- the kimono has swept the fashion world by storm. It is all the rage this season, seen on catwalks across the world. It adds instant chic when belted up over jeans, leggings or maxi dresses. Using different colours and oriental prints, a gorgeous silk kimono is what you need for a touch of exoticism to your style.
Roman Inspired Fashion
Roman fashion was all about comfort and loose-fitting fabrics. We have them to thank for comfy tunics and sandals. Flowing maxi dresses are also inspired by Roman culture. Another thing we owe them for are gorgeous, gold cuffs. An accessory we can’t get enough of this summer.
Harem Pants From The Middle East
If you were ever inspired by Jasmine’s outfit in Aladdin, then you’re probably partial to harem pants. Commonly worn by belly dancers in the Middle East, harem pants are the epitome of comfort meets fashion. Pair it with a tee and a vest for a cool casual style or get a metallic pair for the ultimate party look.
Indian Inspired Fashion
From bindis to bandhini, Indian fashion has always allured the west. Stacks of bangles from our culture have become one of the most common fashion accessories. Body painting or mehendi has been sensationalized by icons like Madonna. The saree has gained global popularity and has come to be known as one of the sexiest and most flattering piece of clothing for women, with popular figures like Paris Hilton and Oprah Winfrey strutting their stuff in one.