drawing inspiration from Africa never gets old. mr. roland mouret gets it, as did marc jacobs, catherine malandrino, and paul smith before him. here are a few pieces from his north africa-inspired spring 2010 collection:
according to style.com:
"(roland's) dad served in the French army in Africa, and brought home some souvenirs that were part of the household when young Roland was growing up, and thoughts of djellabas and Zouaves and jewelry from the souk occurred to him for Spring. The addition to Mouret's canon of Berber stripes, hoods, tarnished gold-bead jewelry, and strawlike fringing...was a timely move."