Fall's New Frontier

 The open landscape of the wild west continues to beckon us to explore all it has to offer even though years have passed since the original quest for the new frontier. It whispers the promise of adventure, discovery and freedom in a way that a city cannot.

With a history of designs that embrace Western influences, Ralph Lauren showcased a Fall collection begging to be worn in the vast countryside of America. 
The combination of fringe, ponchos, studs and cowboy hats blended authentic and modernized re-interpretations of Western wear staples for 21st century trial blazing beauties. 
Imagining the open plains and mountains of the Midwest, I couldn’t help but think of the 90s classic film Dances with Wolves. Kevin Kostner brought the story of John Dunbar to life against the backdrop of the Dakotas during the Civil War. The rolling hills, dotted with buffalo were home to Native Americans who not only taught Dunbar life lessons, but also became his family.

“I was just thinking that of all the trails in this life there is one that matters most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail and it is good to see.” –Kicking Bird

Dunbar created a new path for his life by showcasing a willingness to experience the unknown and learn from the people and circumstances around him.
“You wish to see the frontier?” – Major Fambrough
“Yes sir, before it’s gone.” –John Dunbar

As you begin this new Fall season, now is the time to leave behind the routine, pack your saddlebags and break ground on the trail of your life’s unexplored frontier before it’s gone.

Runway Photos: Vogue.com