Original safari-inspired clothing, although undergoing changes, has retained its vivid color, so a woman dressed in a safari will never go unnoticed in the crowd. What makes the safari style so popular? First of all - it's elegance and ethnic note, which distinguishes the lover of the safari on the background of typical street clothes.
- A bit of history
- Style features
A bit of history
The safari style was founded in 1890 by lovers of travel to the savannahs of the African continent. To move the colonizers were more comfortable, fashion designers developed comfortable clothing styles from natural fabrics. Clothing also had specific shades of African nature. After a while, safari-style clothing began to be worn not only for African hunting and traveling, but also for everyday wear.
In 1967, the famous fashion guru Yves Saint Laurent drew attention to this practical and comfortable clothing, which initially reminded him of a military uniform. The French fashion designer first introduced a new style into the world of high fashion, adding elements of the classics to it. Safari style harmoniously combined several directions at once:
- unpretentious military;
- elegant classic;
- romantic cache;
- comfortable sports style.
After the French triumph, the style of safari in clothes was immediately approved by Viton, Dior and Cors. Almost all popular Hollywood movies, the main characters were dressed in elegant dresses, sewn in the style of safari.to contents ^
style As with any direction, safari also has its own personal characteristics, those that make the style recognizable.to contents ^
In clothes in the style of safari you are unlikely to find synthetic materials with a flashy shine of fabric and decoration or bright patterns. Indisputable leaders among the colors of clothes in this style are shades:
- of green,
- of yellow,
- of brown.
Today, stylists prefer extraordinary colors. Do not be surprised if you see bright accents in clothes, for example, turquoise trim.
Animalism in this style is also popular - bright prints that mimic the drawing of African animals. Such bold and attractive models are able to attract attention, however, it is important to observe the measure when selecting accessories for them.to the table of contents ^
For sewing clothes in the style of safari, along with classical fabrics, the latest textile developments are also used. In the traditional version, natural fabrics were taken, the main attention was paid to the practicality of clothing. A classic variant of this style is cotton or linen - these fabrics perfectly suit both summer in African savannahs and in our cities.
For safari style characters the following items in clothing:
- Original cuffs. Pockets. They can be found as much as in any other fashionable direction. Often there are cuffs-lapels, collar-struts, three-dimensional buttons. Sleeves are often up to the elbow. Very large variety of models of pants;
- Safari dress is something without which it is already impossible to imagine this direction in clothes.
Such dresses are decorated with a collar-stand and breast pockets. As a rule, similar models come with a short sleeve and "midi" length, although in the collections of designers there are also a calling "mini";
- Skirts. In style, they are usually straight. Pockets and buttons are used as decoration. The optimal length is up to the knee or slightly lower / higher.
Safari style lovers should choose shoes comfortable and practical:
- sandals on the strap;
- high leather shoes on lacing;
- sandals on a flat sole, platform or small heel( 2-3 centimeters).
They can be decorated with buckles, rivets, original laces.to contents ^
A classic headgear is a cork helmet. But, for everyday wear it is best to use:
- hats with wide or small margins;
- a variety of scarves that can be tied in an African style.
Headgear should be made of light natural materials. They can be decorated with original stylistic elements.to the table of contents ^
To complete the image, stylists are advised to use various accessories:
- rope bracelets;
- wide or narrow with buckles;
- leather ornaments;
- beads and rings of wood;
- ivory earrings;
- horn-rimmed spectacles;
- amulets with a "predatory" print.
The bag is best chosen from leather, fabric, nubuck or suede. In this case, it should be matched to the tone of clothing. The bag can have a variety of shapes, as well as medium to large sizes.