September 24, 2007


TRENDS>STYLE>Safari: Masculine vs. Feminine

Image from Casablanca- traces of it's 1930's French military style and the sophisticated yet masculine Ingrid Bergman can be found throughout spring designs. Uniform coats, men's trousers, wool fabric and khaki color add to an overall neat and clean look. Short skirts modernize and add femininity to the look.

From top left: Safari jacket and tapering pants: Rag & Bone. Khaki shirt and gold mini: Carlos Miele. Leafprint coat over button-down and men's shorts: Behnaz Sarafpour. Trousers and cropped soldier jacket over button-down: Nicole Miller. Military vest and hat with mini skirt: Proenza Schouler. Navy coat-dress with bell sleeves: Derek Lam. Military-safari coat with hat: Michael Kors.

Paul Gauguin's bold post-impressionism in Street in Tahiti
Safari also goes feminine with bold jungle prints and colors

From top left: Strapless dress: Nicole Miller. Strapless dress with feathers on bottom: Oscar de la Renta. Brown print tulle skirt and top; Exotic flower gown with ruffled bottom; Leaf print tunic style shirt and white trousers: Diane Von Furstenberg. Yellow print top and light blue shorts: Tracy Reese.

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