The iconic fashion editor Diana Vreeland once said, “Fashion must be the most intoxicating release from the banality of the world.” And given the seemingly endless parade of abysmal headlines (at a time when we might actually welcome banality), it’s no wonder we’re seeing so many ethnic prints, kimonos, ponchos, and the like on display in store windows this fall. It’s as though we’re all jonesing for not just an intoxicating release, but also a quick, preferably exotic, escape from the debt crisis, persistent unemployment, and Tea Party antics,... More >>>