February 21, 2010

Vogue Goes Native, Part II

Two issues of Vogue (for March 2010) feature Native motifs. The first is for Vogue Germany, and the second is Vogue US.

Here's the US version: "Avatar has entered the fashion world with this editorial entitled, “The Warrior Way” featuring Daria Werbowy photographed by David Sims and styled by Grace Coddington for Vogue US , March 2010."

The visually stunning imagery of the film Avatar has designers and stylists inspired to 'fashion' their own versions of Warrior Chic - drawing off of stereotypical tropes of the huntress and Amazonian wild female.

So while the New York Fashion Week shows displayed little Native American or tribal influences for Fall/Winter 2010, the stylist for this photo spread selected print dresses with tribal patterns and exotic accessories, and these (in combination with black body tattoo art and a 'jungle' setting) create quite a stunning visual. Alas, the Tribal Trend lives!

Once again, for your viewing pleasure: