It's so much more than just a song. It's a true statement. While a little less than half of Americans weren't exactly thrilled that Mr. Obama became the next president, the rest of the country and world seemed to breathe in a breath of fresh air or optimism and change. How much change is actually happening thus far is debatable, but there is one thing that is changing: a renewed sense of Americana in the fashion world.
Part back yard barbeque in Savannah, part Saturday sailing in Nantucket, part museum hopping in New York, part beach scene in Miami, part hipster in Los Angeles, Americana fashion is truly unique. Less stuffy than the Europeans, less rigid than the Asians, American fashion is slightly athletic, slightly patriotic, and 100% en vogue.
With First Lady Obama dressing her kids in J. Crew, the long term popularity of designers like Kenneth Cole, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren, and The Mr. Tom Ford, American fashion is here to stay.