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Native American Fashion

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: • References: style
If a modern-day Pocahontas wore couture, it might look something like this. If you're seeking sartorial inspiration for next season's wardrobe, the famous New World princess may be a good icon.

Native American influences were seen in many Spring/Summer 2008 runway collections, from prints and fabrics to shapes and details like tassels.

Featured in the gallery:
Etro dress featuring a beautiful pattern with brilliant shades of plum, paired with knee-high, suede tasseled boots
Grey dress with fringe from Y & Kei
D&G golden top covered in skinny golden fringes
Emilio Pucci's dress in vibrant turquoise and grey, covered in feathers evokes images of elaborate tribal costumes
Balmain's beige dress was undeniably inspired by Native American culture