So, in nerdy anticiation of the release of "Tomorrow, When the War Began" on Thrusday 2nd September, I'm feeling the "jungle guerilla" vibe; bold animal prints, green, yellow and brown and warm grey are all lovely transition colours from winter to spring, as the weather finally gets sunny!
Wool tweedster pinny in pale grey.
Made to measure for A.Chambers.
This is one amazing piece from the new collection by Amanda Assad Mounser.
Her collection uses semi-precious stones, chain, spikes and crystal to create bold, rock and roll pieces that have strong organic forms.
Assad Mounser describes her new collection on her site: The collection's aesthetic maintains a 1970's wild bohemian luxe feeling, which was typical of this lavish time of excess and indulgence. References are also drawn from editorial imagery featuring the popular 1970's model Veruschka as well as the films Cleopatra Jones and Mahogany.
I think it just radiates jungle glam!
These are the kinds of organic textures that I love right now: combining the neutrals trend with a vigorous texture like snakeskin or leopard creates some much needed diversion from the "flesh-on-flesh" look. Bold prints provide interest and are great for layering with plain colours or denim.
All these amazing prints are from Tessuti on Flinders Lane.
As a side comment: I'm over the 1950's.
Mad Men makes me angry: yes the dresses are great, but the men are chauvanists and the women are bait, and I'm so tired of people asking "can you make me something like those dresses from Mad Men?"
So jungle-chic is my solution. Although it brings to mind images of Beyonce on a sandy shore singing about being a "Survivour", I love the potential for this style to shake up the conservative-ness of current trends.
HOW CAN THEY BE WRONG?
So much animal hide, it must be right.
Cant wait for Tomorrow When the War Began!