Let’s call a spade a spade, the current pulse of American politics and patriotism is less than inspiring, but the Fall 2017 runways come with a timely hit of hope and optimism.
New Americana was the buzzword of the fashion zeitgeist this season. Heavyweights like Coach 1941, Louis Vuitton, and Thom Brown paid homage to the heritage era of the land of the free. Think Texas tuxedos, varsity sweaters, to quilted and patch-worked coats. Anything was fair game. I felt an overall nod to the 60s with plaid skirts paired back to waist-grazing shearling jackets or cropped flairs with turtlenecks popping through a western inspired button-up at Calvin Klein. Visions of America’s youth is what came to mind, and apparently to Raf Simons as well, as he blared “This is not America” by Bowie as his opening song.
So, what does this nod to the past mean for you this season? Denim on denim is going nowhere fast, but stick to pieces that have an untreated feel to it. Cropped flairs are the silhouette of choice for your lower half, while vintage inspired newsboys and baker’s hats can top off your look. I’m partial to the reimagined fringe jackets and sweaters and of course, anything leather, like McQueen’s piece that looks like it was pieced by a pipe smoking beatnik.
So be a lady of liberty and throw it back old school to the days of yore.
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