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      Brixton Photoshoot

      Brixton Photoshoot

      Today we're bringing you to Brixton, the famous london district also nicknamed "Brtiain's little Jamaïca". An amazing market, a vibrant music scene; what's better than this multicultural district for a photoshoot?

      We have selected two different looks articulated around the Denim style harem pants - Low crotch, one in navy blue, and the other one in black, for a loose and unconstrained but still sylish look.

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      Japan Photoshoot 2018

      Forgotten Tribes - Harem pants - Wide pleat midi skirt - Lightweight sheer sleeveless top
      This week, we're bringing you to Japan, land of the rising sun, blending seamlessly tradition and modernity. One of the most beautiful place on earth to display our Urban range!

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      Lighten up your wardrobe with harem pants: Our guide on how to wear harem pants

      How to wear harem pants

      Few garments are more comfortable to wear than harem pants, making them the perfect choice for a yoga session or relaxing evening at home. However, whilst harem pants are cosy and practical, they’re also a serious fashion statement, providing you know what to wear them with.

      If you’d like to make your harem pants the star of your autumn wardrobe, here are some top styling tips from our design team:

       

      Tip One – Shorter Top, Exposed Waistline

      Worried that you’ll look swamped by your harem pants? By revealing a hint of waist, you’ll give instant definition to your silhouette. A slightly cropped top creates a laid-back daytime look, especially if you choose cosy woollen knits or darker colours. Alternatively, if you’re feeling bold, wear a higher cut top and show off your abs – this look works great when teamed up with a cardigan, or a cropped denim or leather jacket.

      This knitted top highlights the waist, without taking attention away from the fabulous trousers.

       

      Tip Two – Muted Colours, Simple Designs

      You may well love that t-shirt with the purple paisley pattern, but it probably isn’t the best choice for wearing with your harem pants. If you choose a top with a distinctive pattern or colour palette, then you run the risk of your outfit being too visually overpowering. Monochromatic tops will ensure your harem pants take centre stage, and tighter, waist-accentuating tops help to balance out the bagginess of the trousers.

       

      Tip Three – Add Androgyny with Chunky Boots

      The androgynous look is all over the catwalk at present, and harem pants are ideal if you want to rock this style to the max. Chunky boots such as lace-up Dr Martens look amazing with baggy-cut harem pants, particularly in darker colours like black or brown. To work the masculine vibe, tuck the bottom of the pants into your shoes, and team up with a black top.

       

      If you’d prefer something more feminine, choose a harem pant with a pattern, and team up with a slimmer, heeled pair of boots.

      Tip Four – Wear it Your Way

      The best thing about harem pants is that they’re designed to work with your own personal style. Go colourful or patterned for a bohemian, 1960s look, or choose a monochromatic pair for a more urban twist. They can be teamed up with a variety of accessories, from headscarves and cardigans, to sports tops and tracksuit jackets. Harem pants are also great for evenings out, and look beautiful when worn with ethnic jewellery.

       

      In short, harem pants are one of the most versatile items you can have in your wardrobe, and like the faithful ‘little black dress’, they can be styled in several different ways, depending on your mood. Have fun experimenting!

      To view all our harem pants & trousers please click this link.

      Please follow us @forgottentribes on Facebook and Instagram for your wardrobe inspiration. Don’t forget to share your outfit with us using #forgottentribes.

      Paisley – From Ancient Persia to Modern Fashion

      Paisley – From Ancient Persia to Modern Fashion

       

      What comes to mind when you think of paisley fabric?

      For some, it’s the intricate designs of the 19th century, favoured in fashionable scarfs and shawls. Others immediately think of the swinging sixties, with psychedelic colour-palettes and bold, beautiful patterns. It’s unsurprising that paisley inspires a range of different associations, as it’s been used in a wide variety of styles, in numerous countries around the world.

      The Origins of Paisley

      Here in the UK, paisley is usually associated with Scotland, and the town that inspired its name. However, the pattern actually originates from ancient Persia, a dynasty that existed thousands of years ago.

      The distinctive design (called a ‘buteh’) was initially used on royal garments, including crowns. Experts believe the teardrop design was meant to represent the cypress tree or mango tree, which were symbols of eternal life and prosperity. Over the years, the popularity of the design grew, and by the 1500s, it was a common motif in clothing (and stonework) across Asia.

      Travelling to the UK

      In the late 1700s, the British East India company first came across the ‘buteh’ garments of the Asian people, and shipped some samples back to the UK. The pattern soon caught on, and UK manufacturers were soon experimenting with ways to create their own similar fabric.

      Ironically, the first places to produce it were Norwich and Edinburgh, not Paisley. It wasn’t until the 18th century that Paisley became the epicentre for the iconic material. The Napoleonic wars were largely to blame for this – reduced trade meant that Paisley’s silk workers were out of a job, and when an Edinburgh manufacturer hired them to take on an order for some buteh-inspired fabric, that’s when they realised the potential for producing the material themselves.

      The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Paisley

      Paisley was all the rage in the early Victorian years, with people clamouring to get their hands on the beautifully woven shawls and scarfs. By 1845, the paisley pattern had become so popular that the French started copying it, driving the British government to put a patent on the design.

      However, by the end of the Victorian era, interest in the material had waned, until it was virtually non-existent. It wasn’t until the 1960s that paisley experienced a sudden resurgence, and became forever associated with ‘hippy’ fashion. Celebrities such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Twiggy pushed it even further into the limelight, making it the must-have fabric of the time.

      Even now, paisley continues to be used by fashion designers across the world. For example, Jonathan Saunders’ 2012 show relied heavily on the use of paisley print, as did Ronit Zilkha’s 2004 collection. Likewise, Stella MacCartney, Jil Sander and JW Anderson have all used paisley to great effect in their catwalk shows.

      Ancient Roots – Asian Inspired Clothing

      The paisley pattern is often used in modern fashion, particularly in yoga trousers and other relax-fit garments. The organic, nature-inspired design lends itself perfectly to this type of lifestyle, making it a popular choice for those travelling abroad or seeking ways to live more peacefully at home. To browse Forgotten Tribe’s collection of paisley-inspired clothing, simply click here.