Thomas Sabo Spring/Summer 2017
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After successfully maneuvering a western hemisphere takeover earlier this year, Thomas Sabo is standing at the precipice of mainstream accessory market injection, using its new Spring/Summer 2017 collection as one great push into the fray. For the first time pulling inspiration from Africa, the extensive line reinterprets traditional shapes, patterns, and colors to open the ’80s brand’s audience to a distinct new image, one of bohemian tendency that reads like a dramatized Wild-West mood board. Through the release, patrons can vibe with Karma watches, energize wearing XXL power bracelets, or attack using light-dark contrasts in tribal spearheads and plait motifs. Highlighting its aim to be an all-encompassing entity, while shooting straight for the heart of a rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic professed and perfected by brands like John Varvatos, the line is distinctly current. Warm, earthy tones fit snuggly between the demurely colored runways of Spring/Summer 2017, the pieces providing sturdy wardrobe accents without pulling dramatic focus—a coveted combination. The brand channels its desire for emotional connectivity and passionate dreaming in a way that juxtaposes feminine accessory design with unrelenting stone and metal, a masculine energy that evokes the wilds of Africa in a transient, and pleasingly over-the-top, way.