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All the Africa-Inspired Fashion Buys We are Loving This Season

Take your wardrobe on a riotous, exotic trip as fashion draws inspiration from the African culture this season. Or more specifically, the burgeoning movement known as Afrofuturism that melds tribal aesthetics with sci-fi and fantasy. The result: a fun, rambunctious mix of geometric shapes, pop colours and metallic accents that’s more arty, less rustic.

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Soak in this New Age movement of African art at the Art/Afrique, Le Nouvel Atelier exhibition, on at Paris’ Fondation Louis Vuitton,
till Aug 28.

Issey Miyake Pre-fall ’17

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#1: Cotton-blend jacket, $119, Bershka
Here’s a fool-proof’s way to elevate any look: by simply adding a statement jacket. #2: Daniela Villegas Arcoiris 18K yellow gold necklace with sapphires, emeralds and rubies, US$18,400 (S$25,600), www.justoneeye.com
Pack this along with you for your next island getaway. It’s the perfect accessory that’ll go with any outfit, even your bikini. #3: Leather mules with fur, Tory Burch
Who said mules only come in monochromatic colours and unfussy aesthetics? #4: Lele Sadoughi bead drop earrings, £210 (S$379), www.avenue32.com
This playful drop earrings are a fun addition to any look. #5: Balmain viscose-blend halter dress, $2,061, www.farfetch.com
What we love: the fun colour-blocking on this dress. #6: Emma Pake polyamide-blend bikini, US$435 (S$614), www.net-a-porter.com
This bikini top can also be worn on its own as a crop top with denim shorts. #7: Dior VIII Grand Bal Plume 18K yellow gold and steel watch with diamonds and feathers on alligator skin strap, Dior
We love the orange hues in this watch. #8: Serpenti Forever snakeskin shoulder bag with onyx, Bulgari
This shoulder bag is versatile and roomy enough to be used as an everyday bag. #9: Silk, paper and feather sun hat, Etro
A sun hat is definitely a travel essential we can’t live without. Like this? Check out the most stylish summer slides to own now, all the ways to rock denim shorts the classy way and the oversized denim jacket is the next item to shop for.