One of my favorite ways to view fashion shows is through the Details shot section on Style.com. Most of the places that publish show pictures focus on the full length shot, but my dears… the beauty is in the details. I was particularly smitten with Joseph Altuzarra’s F/W 2012 collection this year, and I’m sure this was in no small part due to the similarities between Altuzarra’s white graphic print and traditional Moroccan wedding rugs.
Beni Ourain rugs (also known as Moroccan wedding rugs) have been all the rage in home decor for the past few years. I’ve always lusted after them, but the typical $700+ price tag has been way out of my budget. Besides, I think my guy would kill me for spending that much on an “old, shaggy rug” as he puts it.
I think Altuzarra really killed it with his nod to Moroccan decor, complete with shag, pom-poms and fringe everywhere. He paired the triangular black and white print with metallics and monochromatic black and whites, and then he popped in the occasional reds and blues to come up with a collection that was tribal without going the way of Mara Hoffman. I love Mara, but she’s a bit predictable and her collections are definitely synonymous with the words “tribal print.”
All detail shots from Joseph Altuzarra’s F/W 2012 collection on Style.com
I will be trying my hardest to emulate this structured, military-esque, tribal girl chic aesthetic this fall. Absolutely stunning! In other news, I am getting married in less than a week so I’m in full DIY/stress mode until then. When I get back… oh, the DIY projects you will be able to feast your eyes upon! I’ll do wedding recaps and the full 9 yards.