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