Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?

19 02 2009

If you hadn’t already guessed from the fleets of Minnitoka moccasins scurrying around this winter, the latest ethnic aesthetic to be co-opted by the fashion world is native to the land.
Now that it’s again safe to wear your American pride, it makes sense we would turn to indigenous prints that recall the romance we once felt for the land (ironically captured in the aesthetic of the culture we crushed to get that land)
Much of what’s on the market can be traced back to the classic American wool house, Pendleton, who has collaborated with two heavy hitters this season. On the heels of Nike’s Pendleton pack for Fall, Opening Ceremony launched their apparel collaboration which sets the traditional blanket patterns against Americana plaids. Just a few Months later, heritage outdoor label, Penfield, revealed their FA 09 offerings at the Bread and Butter show, including a woolen print easily mistaken for the Pendleton weaves. Read the rest of this entry »