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Cowboys and Indians

by Andre J., http://avantgardien.tumblr.com, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Manila, Philippines

100 comments · 14 · August 24, 2011

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Andre Judd - Faux Croc Skin Tote, Elevated Flaform Brogues, Viktor Beige Dropcrotch Trousers, Vintage Indian Tunic With Gold Embroidery, Intarsia Knit Cardigan Wrapped Around Waist, Enrico Carado Cuffs, Vintage Leather Vest, Emerald Colored Stones, Woven Cowboy Hat - Cowboys and Indians
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  1. Faux croc skin tote

    , in Tote Bags
  2. Elevated flaform brogues

    , in Brogues
  3. Beige dropcrotch trousers

    Viktor

    , in Pants
  4. Vintage indian tunic with gold embroidery

  5. Intarsia knit cardigan wrapped around waist

    , in Cardigans
  6. Enrico Carado cuffs

  7. Vintage leather vest

    , in Leather Vests
  8. Emerald colored stones

  9. Woven cowboy hat

    , in Hats



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I grew up watching movies of Cowboys and Indians and the adventures of the west. But the look I decided to post is not actually about the American Indians but is about the real Indians from India:) I thought it would be a good mix to fuse indian tradition and Western rugged styles. The ruggednes of the cowboy look and the intricate opulent detailing of Indian embroidery.
Reds and golds were the prevailing color palette accentuated with beige. Id imagine if a funky cowboy travelled to India this is how he would wear the east meets west look.


photo by Cheka

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James D
This is a wonderful "east-meets-west" fusion look, Andre! The colours have a very warm intensity - and the emerald necklace is an excellent contrast. I love the combination of textures - placing the leather vest alongside the crumpled-style of the tunic is beautiful. The gold detailing adds a very classy touch to the outfit. Marvellous!
Andre Judd
JAMES:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im having a bad day :(thank you for cheering me up with your positive commentS:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniella Robins
This is stunning Andre!!!! I love the luxe feel to this look and how much of contrast it is to your last look but yet at the same time still has small elements for the last look like the stitching and embroidery!!!!! I love the warm colours of the red and the gold!!! And i adore the look of your tunic with the embroidery and the leather waistcoat!!!! I really like it when textures are mixed in a look!!! Your chunky cuffs and your emerald colour necklace looks works beautiful with this look!!!

Hyped!!!!! :):):):):)
Andre Judd
thank you Daniella:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elliott Smith
Incredible cultural look! You always have the best accessories with your looks! And I want those shoes! lol! Impressive as always my friend! :)
Andre Judd
Elliott:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apostolis T.
Such an ethnic look!!! It's amazing how you combine so many elements in one single outfit and make it look so different and special! This really shows how talented and forward-looking you are!
Andre Judd
wow thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thankyou Apostolis:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Olga Rink
Andre! Only 4 days I was not in LB, and you've already created so much.!This composition is fantastic. the colors red and brown are my favorite. And beautiful emerald green accent. Genial !!!!!!!!!!!
Andre Judd
OLGA:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this means a lot to me:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Luchiana Barbu
well, this is one of my favorite styles one can adopt. i love the way to combined an indian tunic, a leather vest and really cool accessories!
Andre Judd
Luchiana:)!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Camille Sioco
Your indian-wear looks so great on you! Love how you put your own style and flare on it! It's like Indiana Jones x Indian Cultural Wear, just missing the whip :P
Andre Judd
Camille:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Selle M
This is supposed to be the American sort of cowboy but what I see in this look is the lesser-known Mexican counterpart known as the Vaqueros. There is definitely a rich ethnic flavour to the delicious choice of colors and patterns (love the inclusion of elephants!) that makes me think of hispanic roots. Also, Machu Picchu definitely springs into my mind with the tunic-like shapes and drapery. Wonderful as usual Andre honey <3
Andre Judd
thank you SELLE:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love the dissection of the look:)!!!!!! you always have the most amazing fashion analysis:)!!!!!!!! thumbs up and hands down!!!!!:)

  

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