Around The World In This Summer’s Hottest Trends

By Eden Herbstman

June 2012

To celebrate our global issue, here’s a look at some hot summer items for whether you’re staying put or seeing new sights. Tribal-inspired prints are a go-to for funky and relaxed outfit creations. Philosophy di Alberta Ferreti, the contemporary line to luxury brand Alberta Ferreti, has a silk pattern romper that is perfect for casual daytime strolling, or can be a chic nighttime option paired with a wedge or stiletto. Known for expressive prints, Mara Hoffman is a favorite for tribal looks. You can’t go wrong with any of the gorgeous swimwear pieces, but change up the traditional two piece bikini with this Mayan look. If you’re in need of a beach bag or a hands-free option for your travels, Wayuu Taya utilizes traditional tribal techniques for all hand-woven bags. Not only are they fashion-forward, but all proceeds go to the Wayuu women and children.

Whether it’s an island getaway, a weekend in the Hamptons, or a backyard poolside hangout, bring a sexy tropical vibe to any summer gathering. California brand Clover Canyon updates classic silhouettes with bright graphics and colors. With a pink hologram palm tree, blended with hues of pinks and blues, this sleeveless mini is fun for any summer occasion. A fedora is standard for a complete summer uniform, so go with one of Eugenia Kim’s many playful pieces. The pink feather trim is one of my favorites for this summer season. Topshop’s drawstring exotic floral short is bursting with color, and is an easy go-to for either day or nighttime. You don’t have to wear a heel to make a fashionable footwear statement, so be bold and go with Miu Miu’s adorable jeweled crab sandal.

Lots of summer fashion picks are finding inspiration in exotic eastern cultures. Alice and Olivia, Preen, and Cynthia Rowley utilize delicate floral designs for sophisticated nighttime options. For a casual romp around town, swap the standard flip flops for Haider Ackermann’s magenta and paisley loafer.

Written and Design by Eden Herbstman

Edited by Jonathan Metzelaar

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