Xochitl Frazier of Page Parkes Models is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress, $1,995, from The Webster; and Devon Leigh earrings, $395, and Nest gold necklaces, $295 each, from Neiman Marcus. Her bangles, $125, are available at inspiredluxe.com. Fashion styling by Joy Sewing. Makeup by Tree Vaello. Photo by Gary Coronado.
Fashion absorbs culture, and designers take in influences from across the globe and reinterpret them for their collections.
So as summer starts, life unwinds and the weather warms, the luxury-fashion scene reveals a mix of cultural accents - Spanish, Asian, African, Indian - all with bohemian appeal.
Houston designer Elaine Turner suggests the global trend is part escapism and part fantasy. Shoppers consumed by wanderlust, or even those who have traveled the world, want to look and feel the part of the adventuress.
"The cultural influences we see can take you away and carry you to someplace unique, someplace tropical," she says.