n a case of colliding zeitgeists, the prairie trend builds on Americana and Victoriana. At September’s New York Fashion Week, Bathsheva gained attention for its puffed sleeve, frilled hem prairie dresses with just enough modernity to pull up short of Amish. Cotton is key; details can include ruffles, yoke necklines, smocking and broderie anglaise; print-wise think gingham, checks, folk-art and faint florals. If dresses are too Laura Ingalls Wilder, a blouse is easier to modernise with jeans and trainers. Zara has one in blue check (zara. com); Isabel Marant Etoile, Gucci and Chloé tick the box; and Horror Vacui does prairie in spades (pictured, $660, matchesfashion.com).
Damn straight: the bomb. Gucci sunglasses, $442, net-a-porter.com