Some of the biggest trends to emerge from the Spring/Summer 2019 shows were California’s cool girl vibe, high-end craftwork and zesty color palettes in maximalist prints. From crochet at Chloé to tie-dye at R13, no look was complete without a raffia hat and a rainbow beaded bag – or a surfboard, according to Etro. Translated into wearable staples, including elegant swimwear, effortless beach cover-ups and playful shell-adorned accessories, you can now tap the trend at Dubai’s latest fashion pop-up.
Channeling effortless summer style, Tropikulture is a bright, bohemian-spirited pop-up shop located inside Dubai’s laidback Kulture House café. From hand-crafted jewelry to homegrown organic beauty products, the limited-time shop showcases unique pieces from both local and international brands. Must-haves include embroidered headbands from Joey & Pooh, embellished kaftans from Bahraini label Chic by Aala, and vintage luxury eyewear from the UAE-based Gentlemen Community. For bold prints mixed with delicate needlework, look to contemporary Emirati label, House of Fatam and for practical swimwear shop Boho East’s handmade reversible bikinis.
A fixture at Kulture House until the end of August, Tropikulture is the perfect place to find summer essentials. Whether you want to pair a hand-painted wooden fan – the chic warm-weather accessory you never knew you needed – with pastel-toned linen pants or a pompom straw hat with a gingham dress, this handy pop-up features key pieces to help you build a capsule holiday wardrobe.
Alternatively, inject a free-spirited vibe into your home with artisan details by The People of Sand or browse through Beni Ourain rugs, Azilal carpets, and leather poufs – all aimed at bringing summertime simplicity inside.
Shop beach-ready fashion at Kulture House’s summer pop-up, Tropikulture, until the end of August 2019, located at 106 Jumeirah Beach Road.