Western & English Today

Spring 2017

W&E Today provides retailers and manufacturers with education and ideas that provoke innovation in the Western and English markets.

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SPRING 2017 Western & English Today 5 FALLING INTO PLACE By Holly Henderson, Editorial Director T his issue is all about stylish transitions. Inside, you'll find a round up of ankle boots and sandals for surviving the hotter months without breaking a sweat. ere's party décor, accessories, and home accents for getting decked out for Derby season. ere's equestrian riding apparel, designed with Italian fashion influences, that's just as fit for the runway as it is for the arena. And, of course, the highlight of the issue: our annual fall fashion forecast, showcasing the latest releases from top industry labels. When considering locations for the photo shoot, we landed on the idea of the Dallas Market Center. It was the perfect fit: Not only is DMC one spot you'll always find the latest issue of W&E, but it's also a place so many of our readers visit at least twice a year to attend major markets and shop the upcoming season's fashions. Plus, it's about 10 minutes from our office. And a beautiful venue to boot. So we ran it by the DMC marketing team. Luckily, they agreed. We met up with them the week prior to scout locations, and they took us to the Sky Lounge, tucked away in a corner on the 15th floor of the World Trade Center, a nook of the building that creative director Lauren Crispin and I, who know DMC all too well, had never seen before. And we were immediately sold. Along with offering a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that floods the space with so natural light (and offers a gorgeous view of the Dallas skyline), the Sky Lounge currently happened to be deco- rated with weathered wood tables, cowhide couches, and rustic metal cactuses, which set the scene for us. It proved to be a long day on location — weaving clothing racks and boot boxes through long hallways of showrooms and up and down to the 15th floor — but we got some beautiful shots. is one in particular stands out for me. Scully's quilted leather driver coat is just my type of classic outerwear, and I was immediately drawn to the rich olive green color of this particular Stetson. Not to mention, the stunning Royston tur- quoise ring worn by the model is actually part of my personal collection. While getting this shot, we all felt there was some- thing missing, an extra pop of color. Aer trying several differ- ent accessories, we threw in my ring. Don't be disappointed that this one's already spoken for; Golden Fleece Trading Co. has plenty of equally impressive turquoise designs, each of which is one-of-a-kind and handmade by Native artisans. EDITOR'S NOTE

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