Etro goes West and so should you

 

 

 

During the Fall shows I identified — as did others — a strong western trend (some called it folk-  or global-chic  as both the trends overlap on details such as yoke blouses, fuller longer skirts, lots of fringe and layering to name a few).

Apparently, the trend is still in play if Etro’s Spring 2015 show at Milan Fashion Week (see video above) is anything to go by.

And, recently, items reflecting the Western trend — either literally or in oblique references through profile or silhouette — have been finding their way into the stores.

I’ve found ponchos and blanket wraps at Nordstrom and boutiques such as No Rest for Bridget in Huntington Beach.

 

Spotted a while ago at Nordstrom; click to find similar
Spotted a while ago at Nordstrom; click to find similar
Blanket wrap from No Rest for Bridget, $69,  in Huntington Beach will go with everything as soon as the weather cools down.
Blanket wrap from No Rest for Bridget, $69, in Huntington Beach, will go with everything as soon as the weather cools down.

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Cowboy inspired boots are everywhere and even pumps are getting the western treatment like these from Gianvito Rossi ...

Gianvito Rossi Western pump, $995 at Neiman Marcus
Gianvito Rossi Western pump, $995 at Neiman Marcus

 

Etro’s Spring 2015 reflects the West from a more Native American point of view than lines such as Tibi, Michael Kors, and Philipp Plein did in February but it’s still channeling the romance of the Old West albeit in a modern way.

It’s no surprise that Western sensibilities and aesthetics (also referred to as Cowboy Chic, Southwestern and Americana in current fashion literature) has come back. The details of cowboy gear are classic and timeless: slim silhouettes, lots of leather and stitching and awesomely cool last-forever boots.

Hand made boots and other cowboy gear at Burns 1876 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.
Hand made boots and other cowboy gear at Burns 1876 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

 

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