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A Modest Tradition

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Clockwise from Top Left: Robert Geller F/W 09; Richard Nicoli S/S 09; Ann Demeulemeester S/S 09; an Amish community in Pennsylvania; Copenhagen streets; davidelfin F/W 09; Barcelona streets

A kind of cautious discipline has been showing up on runways and streets lately, and it’s obvious that the Amish are the biggest influence. Coinciding with a resurgence of the Arts & Crafts Movement, as well as a dark, tailored silhouette, the Amish and their traditions lend themselves to be a major part of the current zeitgeist. Their simple living and modest uniformity in style are greatly appreciated and sought after during the current challenging times.

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