Native Women’s Fashion
This summer, get ready to make like Pocahontas in bohemian Native American-inspired fashion. Clothing is layered and rustic; accessories embellished and feathered; all wrapped together with the pride of true Americana spirit. Not since the nineties has the mid-west played such a chief role in fashion. Where last year was crisp stars ‘n’ stripes and high school spirit, this year is all about home-spun crafts, leather and Navajo prints. It’s not an easy look to pull off without looking like costume, but when done correctly this is the ultimate youthful and eclectic summer look.
On The Runways
On the runways designers reinvented the rich style of the Native Americans – the result effortlessly decadent. Anna Sui’s girls were nomad personified in hippie casual crochet separates, denim and ethnic jewellery. Ever ethnic Etro gave the look a more graphic, tribal twist; with intense prints and colours on floppy silhouettes.
Roberto Cavalli’s take was more spirited and sexy. He mixed fringing, leather, reptile prints and revealing splits with urban shades of greige, greige and greige. Bringing sophistication to the mix, Gucci lay the sandy colours and textures of canyon trails onto its body conscious and grown-up collection – topped off with blanket stitch detail.