Models walk the runway at the Boy and Girl by Band of Outsiders Fall 2012 fashion show on Feb. 11 in New York.
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Boy. by Band of Outsiders brought the wild, wild west straight to New York Fashion Week. The desert rock formation runway backdrop paired with endless Western-inspired pieces took us back to the late 1800s when women sported long, demure dresses on the open frontier. The collection took bits and pieces of old America mixed with fresh silhouettes and on-trend accessories. The first selection of dresses were straight from Little House on the Prairie. The modest, generously cut midi-to-floor-grazing gowns were covered in all types of ditsy floral prints. This off-the-shoulder, layered ruffled number feels oddly city-ready when paired with gray socks and black booties. In another look, Boy. by Band of Outsiders gives the traditional poncho an updated feel with a sleek cut, exposed zipper, and matching body-con ’60s-inspired skirt. In the last menswear-inspired look, a model sports a late 19th century style jacket with long coattails and furry GORILLA SLEEVES. (This is such a huge fall trend we can barely handle it. See: Jason Wu). The ruffled, high collar beige blouse and cropped cream pants feel fresh paired with caramel-colored peep-toe booties.
But what made this show REALLY feel like the final frontier was the soundtrack: “The Ecstasy of Gold” by Ennio Morricone from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. We couldn’t think of a more dramatic song for the models to strut their Gold Rush-inspired ensembles to, but this ’60s composition perfectly encompassed the entire feeling Boy. By Band Of Outsiders was going for. Plus, did you know Band of Outsiders is also the name of a 1964 movie? Looks like B.O.O. owner Scott Sternberg has a serious soft spot for the decade, and so do we.