I am so beyond over the whole hippie trend. It’s one subculture that I wish would have stayed in the past, and I don’t think it has much to add to fashion conversation today. Most of the pieces that contain hippie elements don’t seem high-end to me, they just seem derivative and stale.
Sadly, “derivative” is the most apt word that I can think of to describe the Twelth St. by Cynthia Vincent Outlaw Clutch. If the Native Americans would like to reclaim the visual elements of their culture from fashionistas and hipsters, I would really appreciate it. Something tells me that they’re probably not all that jazzed about having rich, skinny urban dwellers rip off their culture while they struggle to survive, either. (more…)