Common Motifs of America's Ethnic Fashion

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Common motifs of America's ethnic fashion include certain styles, colors and accessories like Navajo styles. Find out about common motifs of America's ethnic fashion with help from an experienced fashion professional in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Amy Newtwon, I'm going to discuss common motifs of America's ethnic fashion. Designers of America have done a really good job of blurring the inter racial, inter cultural lines. The implements of ethnic fashion on the industry is immeasurable. And the funny thing is, most people don't even realize it. Ethnic styles colors, accessories and trends have over runways for years now. From Urban Outfitter's Navajo styles, American Apparel's Africa Line to Rodarte's Aboriginal inspired collection, designers, Just Love, Ethnicity. Foreign national embodies the concept of ethnicity, in that all the prints are derived from traditional symbolism form different cultures. The silk dress that Becky's rocking is a great example as it uses modified West African symbols to create this almost retro print. It's a great way to combine ethnic traditions with contemporary designs. Overall, a killer look. African styles in particular have arguably been the most widely adopted with the use tribal prints on clothing by high end and mainstream designers. Egyptian style jewelry is also huge and let's not forget the quintessential bangle which is traditional Indian.


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