Island Holiday

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Ethnic and folkloric and made by hand are some of the inspirations found in easy, breezy summer fashions this season. Think gauze fabrics, embroidery, knotted fringe, ethnic patterns as well as hand-crafted jewelry to conjure up the mood of a perfect island holiday wardrobe.

1. Vanita Rosa 2. Lasato

Casting off from in a white romper with blue embroidery or in an off-the shoulder gauze peasant blouse is synonymous with island life. Straw hats and natural shell and beaded jewelry are the perfect compliment.

3. Lio De Faldas 4. IZI.MI

Knotted fringe edging on a wrap skirt or loose jacket top evoke a hand-crafted mood. The same goes for long stringy earrings made of twine.

5. IZI.MI 6. Franck Herval

The simplicity of a bandeau top gets a boost via multi-layered long necklaces that are mixture of chains and pearls. A multi-coloured, multi-textured swag long necklace achieves a similar look.

7. Lasato 8. Lulu Castagnette

Modern graphic prints inspired by ethnic folklore are spotted on a summer shirt, suede jacket and watch band. Disco reflective sunglasses add a retro modern touch.

9. Lio De Faldas 10. Jo Do Rio

Native American ethnic patterning has timeless appeal and gets re-imagined in new colours in a fringe tunic with an equally non-authentic turquoise dreamweaver necklace. A beaded fringe bracelet goes further South in a tropical mood.

11. Tricot Chic 12. Leju

Colourful assorted objects and beads haphazardly strung make a great statement on a simple shift dress. And multi-colour tagua rings achieve the same as a stitched together bib necklace.

13. Lenny Niemeyer 14. Intropia

Long layered necklaces, bold hoop earrings or pretty cuff bracelets with a touch of turquoise accessorize simple island whites.