Fall Fashion 2012: Western Elegance
This season we're loving looks that blend the extravagance of the Old West with modern sophistication.
ON HER: Pat Dahnke lambskin corset ($390), Landmark ring ($255), www.crowsnesttrading.com. Western Charm necklace ($39), www.mfwestern.com. Cross pendant ($170) on crystal and turquoise necklace ($225), www.couleecreekdesigns.com. Bronze cuff ($106), www.smithandwesternonline.com. Colorado topaz belt ($300), www.doublejsaddlery.com. Ruffle skirt ($595), www.patdahnke.com. Bruce Pull On boots ($278), www.thefryecompany.com.
ON HIM: Antique leather jacket ($400), www.stetson.com. Cinch shirt ($75), www.pintoranch.com. Fossil Grant watch ($145), www.dillards.com. Rock & Roll Cowboy Double Barrel jeans ($77), www.pslim.com. Jaws buckle ($2,300), www.paulpearman.com. Anaheim boots ($235), www.danpostboots.com.
FURNITURE: Tooled leather and hide settee ($4,679), www.antekshome.com.
Extravagance isn’t new to Western fashion. Look at the plumage and war paint of Native Americans or the flamboyance and fringe of Buffalo Bill’s costumes. Cowboys and Indians in the Wild West wanted to stand out, make an impression, or display their standing in life. Centuries later, not much has changed — the region still breeds individual spirits with an ingrained sense of style. So it stands to reason that contemporary Western fashion, in a league of its own, is known for mixing the unapologetically elegant with the undeniably rustic. This season we focus on styles of sophistication and grandeur that fit perfectly in the American West.
Click on each of the images below to see the looks and find out where to get them for yourself.
Fashion stylist: Holly Henderson
Product stylist: Lanelle Corbin
Hair/makeup: Cheryll Smith, The Campbell Agency
Models: Russell Chieffalo, Rosa Collins, Stephen Jones, Kerrie Keating, The Campbell Agency