Left - House of Fraser AW11 Poncho.
Right - NEXT - Navaho Wrap £30/€41.
NEXT Stockist Number: 0844 844 8000.
The Boho ethnic contrast of Navaho folksy blanket, poncho
free flowing garments are functional for winter layering in and
out of doors. If it looks as if your granny stitched, knitted or
crocheted it then it's likely to be hot on trend.
earthy colours of some Navaho styled pieces make for easy casual
relaxed wearing. The natural tones are not so intense or crowd
alerting as some jewel tones that can merge on acid brights.
Knitwear pieces also utilise the poncho as do felted wools and
check tweeds which add heritage style always a winter winner.
Black, grey, white and red are recurring colours
schemes for ponchos. Perhaps high street buyers gained
inspiration from this wonderful coat by de La Renta .
Crunch Tweed fabrics in the manner of materials
by C20th Fabric Designer Bernat Klein. The coat below left
from Oscar de La Renta looks like knit at first glance, but
it is slub yarn woven fabric. This has an Alpine/Fair Isle/Navaho
knit look to it like the poncho far right from Warehouse
AW11 Christmas range.
Proenza Schouler took inspiration from Native American
crafts. Easy loose silhouettes, texture on texture combined with
geometric traditional ethnic prints. Rodarte's 'Little House on
the Prairie' incorporated handmade crafting effects and rich
Navaho is a trend that also comes and goes and is part of the
global culture ethnic trend that dominated the noughties. River
Island has picked up a treat on this look and you'll find other
retailers have lots of Navaho inspired pieces from bags to
braids as well as ponchos and knitwear pieces.
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