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LATE SPRING 2015 Western & English Today 17 Iconic, time-tested Western mainstays such as fringe, Aztec-inspired designs, sarapes, exotic skins, precious stones, and distressed and handtooled leathers get a modern makeover for Fall 2015. el banco M y, my, how things have changed in a year: The retro-nostalgia look has evolved into effortless, timeless appeal. The new collections celebrate both earth-toned palettes and natural fibers — with an emphasis on soft, supple, antiqued finishes on both leather jackets and boots, 100 percent cottons in classic plaids and prints, and luscious Navajo- and Aztec-inspired patterned knits. Jewelry takes the same tack, with renewed emphasis on the hand-hewn appeal of hammered metals. Look for rich coppers to take their rightful place alongside sterling silver and gold. Oh, and have you noticed? Brown is the new black! — Susan L. Ebert THE NEW old west Photographed on location in Historic Old Town, Albuquerque, N.M. PHOTOGRAPHY/STYLING: Michael and Shelle Neese / Studio Seven Productions / (505) 268-4582 / studiosevenproductions.com MODELS: Bobby Conklin, Kathryn Kingsley, Anna Lee, Anna Mallory, Amber Midthunder and Noah St. Croix HAIR & MAKEUP: Hermone Montoya and Trisha Ramirez ASSISTANTS: Kelly Atkin, Robert Jackson, Debi Kingsley, Teresa Leon and Roy Ricci SPECIAL THANKS: Trudy Collins-Cervantes, Michael Kirby and Liliana Rondon

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