Season trends – Safari style
Military fashion is our bet – all shades of khaki, tie-dye technique, and safari style by Yves Saint Laurent.
The 70s fashion comeback trend has been out there for a few seasons now, and can be seen on different levels, from American armhole dresses to sequin outfits. The combination of safari and military styles, khaki shades, tie-dye prints and subtle ethnic patterns – all these were born in the 70s, the most relaxed and opportunistic decade of the 20th century. This is when safari fashion inspired by the outfits of Teddy Roosevelt travelling in Africa and Grace Kelly in the Mogambo movie became extremely popular. Yves Saint Laurent was the first one to introduce safari style outfits as casual wear in 1968, thus turning his nostalgic memories of French Algeria where the designer was born and grew up, into a fashion trend.
Today, safari style is used by a lot of designers that combine it with other trends of the 70s. The jackets by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are colorfully decorated with Woodstock style tie-dye prints.
Versace’s new collection blurs the boundaries by combining sharp military style with safari’s dark shades of khaki, which adds this hotness to their outfits. Don’t be afraid to mix the two styles and wear them with ethnic accessories – wooden bead necklaces, African totem necklaces, or tropical plant shaped bracelets, because exotic patterns are the backbone of the safari style.