September 09, 2004
For his spring 2005 collection, narrative-loving designer Miguel Adrover explored the glories of the Old West. Cowboys and Indians, the beauty of native craft, and even the cost of imperialism were among his themes, and he put them all on the runway in a powerful (if excessively long) fusion of design, styling, and music. While Adrover's loin cloth, buffalo-printed cape, waist-length blazers, and face paint for men are not likely to be seen at the local dive bar, his expert tailoringseen in impressively cut jackets with military-style detailingwas right on target. And come next spring, no self-respecting rugged individualist will want to be without Adrover's Marlboro Man trench.