The buzz about Fashion’s Night Out is growing.  This year the event has become international, it has hopped the river over to Brooklyn.  If you haven’t heard yet, the Textile Arts Center will be hosting its own Fashion’s Night Out event with, Celebrating “Slow”.  There will be a Hack Sustainable Fashion workshop, a designer panel, free workshops, and 7 local Brooklyn designers selling clothing and accessories.  But you can read all about that on the website here.

I want to talk about a trend that has swept across the nation and is a part of our nation’s history: Americana.  Americana refers to artifacts, patterns, and icons that are related to the history of the United States.  In fashion it is popping up in every store in the form of gingham, cowboy boots, denim jackets, and flag patterns.   Here are some of my favorite Americana designs:

Teen Vogue Shoot

Mike & Chris


Derek Lam– love the cowboy boots paired with this Zorro-looking theme.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Gary Harvey

New York Times Fashion Editorial

Unknown….but so cute!

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**But remember to reserve seating for the Designer Panel and for the Hack Sustainable Fashion Workshop at the Center’s Fashion’s Night Out Presents: Celebrating “Slow” on September 10, 2010.