Cowboys and Indians

Julie,

First things first…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY, FILLED WITH FACIALS, MASSAGES, MANICURES AND WINE.

Now, on to the business at hand…

Native American prints are everywhere this fall. I wonder if it’s a reaction to Ralph Lauren’s glamour rodeo/cowgirl look from Spring 2010:

Of course, he threw in a few references to the Navajo look, one of his long-time favorites…

Many other American designers have embraced this trend.

Aria Navajo Print Dress, $378, by Joie, available at Neiman Marcus

Marc Jacobs jumps into the game with his blanket coat:

It’s certainly not a new trend.  The resurgence of the look has kindled renewed interest in Pendleton, a 140-year-old company that actually produced blankets for Native Americans, replicating traditional tribal patterns on modern looms.  Today, they honor their roots in designs like this Wildwood Wrap Coat in 100% virgin wool for $378.

 

Even classic European design houses, like Etro, showcase the look.

My only concern with this trend is that when I was in Forever 21 with my daughter last weekend, I saw Native American prints everywhere.  Does this signal the beginning of a trend, or its end?

Ann

Top three images from Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Marc Jacobs, Pendleton, Etro.

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