Tribal Prints: The Pocket Detailposted by Lindiwe Mayisela at Wed, 15 Aug, 2012 at 9:45
Tribal print is nothing new to us this season, however something that is new is the way the print is used to accentuate specific parts of an item of clothing. I actually discovered the other day that most of our tribal wear garments are actually inspired by North American Indians (red Indians) and not particularly from Africa.
Nonetheless whether African and Indian inspired it’s an eye-catching print that has made its mark in memorable prints. I have to say that the one thing particularly about the tribal print that unleashes excitement within me is how it is used in detailing on clothes. Detailing that is usually dismissed and not really paid attention to. The playfulness of the print makes way for this detailing to be noticed.
I see a lot of tribal prints detail on pockets on literally anything from the pocket of a shirt to a pocket on a backpack and I think it’s a dope concept. As I had said earlier, the print gives way for unnoticed parts of clothing to be noticed, ie the pocket. Pockets are pockets and I can’t remember myself ever being amused by the pocket of a particular piece of clothing, not until now at least.
I like what I’ve been seeing and I appreciate people customising their clothes by adding this print on a pocket. It tells me that people out there pay attention to detail and reinforces the fact that detailing to your clothes is a way of adding your own personal stamp on your clothes. Anyone ever thought of making tribal print elbow patches?
Post by Lindiwe Mayisela at Illusion Culture