Prairie fash­ion

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In fash­ion the past is om­nipresent. While some decades, like the 60s and 70s, will eter­nally in­spire a sense of eman­ci­pa­tion, oth­ers of­fer a sense of re­bel­lion. Take, for ex­am­ple, the power of the 80s mixed with the light­ness of turn-of-the-cen­tury prairie dresses. A sense of op­ti­mism is im­bued in the pu­ri­tan­i­cal de­tails of a prairie dress but com­bined with the Sloane Ranger take on a frill col­lar on a full-length sum­mer dress, it’s a re­fresh­ing in­ter­pre­ta­tion. Per­haps it’s this idea of quiet re­bel­lion through cloth­ing that ap­peals to de­signer Bat­sheva Hay. Known for her an­kle-length dresses in­spired by Or­tho­dox Ju­daism, the CFDA/Vogue Fash­ion Fund fi­nal­ist is turn­ing heads for her sig­na­ture look, re­defin­ing what sexy dress­ing means in 2018. We take a look at some of the prairie dress in­flu­ences on trend now. Dan Ahwa

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