As the season heats up so does she. This island hopping, nature loving, exotic girl draws influences from across the globe, especially the Asian tropics. The jungle villages of New Guinea, pristine beaches of Thailand, species-rich rainforests of Vietnam and tropical flora and fauna throughout Indonesia swirl into one, as this tropical traveler hops from rainforest depths to turquoise waters’ edge. Asian flowers, palm leaves and tropical fruit motifs are important prints as nature’s bounty is explored. Bright punches of splashy citrus hues create a vibrant color palette inspired by nature itself. Bold, statement-making accessories reference jungle tribes of the past, enticing the culture-curious, jet-setting woman of today. She has a zest for life and travel, celebrates global fusion and embraces the beauty of nature around her. She lives on exotic island time.
Trend Board S/S 2012: Tropical Traveler
Nicole Philip-Kronenberg, Fashion Editor, Accessories Magazine
As the fashion editor of Accessories Magazine, Nicole Philip-Kronenberg is constantly surrounded by fashion and accessories. Whether she is styling them into the latest photo shoot, scouring the market for new accessories to feature, or writing about them on the website-she always has her accessories radar on. She loves discovering new talent in emerging accessories designers, unveiling underground trends, and exploring future trends. In addition to her role as a fashion editor for the magazine, she also specializes in trend forecasting and is the fashion director for Accessories Magazine’s trend forecasting service Accessories Directions. In her spare time she enjoys photography, jewelry design, and going on adventures with her husband.