Fall fashion trends: Indian territory
Much of what’s in stores now looks like it could have been ripped from the pages of Cowboys and Indians magazine: arrow print maxi-skirts, blanket-stripe ponchos, suede jackets with swinging fringe, cowboy booties and T-shirts with more Navajo patterns than Ralph Lauren’s RRL ranch.
It brings me back to the 1990s and my first apartment in West Hollywood, with its Kokopelli lamp and IKEA Ektorp sofa in Santa Fe stripe.
The trend’s newest iteration first appeared on the fall runways in New York in February, when Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez showed gorgeous burn-out velvet dresses, macrame skirts, chunky Peruvian sweaters, diamond-patterned T-shirts, blanket-striped pants and clutches in vivid shades of turquoise, orange, green and pink — all inspired by a trip to Santa Fe, N.M.
Read more about the tribal trend and why it's resonating now in the Image section.
-- Booth Moore
Top left photo: LoveStrength Riviera stretch belt. Credit: LoveStrength
Top right photo: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Navajo jacquard messenger bag. Credit: Ralph Lauren
Bottom photo: A look from the fall 2011 Proenza Schouler collection. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter/For the Times