Ranchcore: Find out why the western era isn't over.
Put on your boots and hat because it’s horse girl season.
A few days ago, Drake celebrated his 35th birthday wearing a fringed suede jacket. The theme of the party? A combination of Narcos and Latin-cowboy. If even the certified lover boy has surrendered to the western phase, let's remember that he's not the only one.
In July, Dua Lipa matched a red bomber jacket with boots, tightened her leather belt, and rode a mechanical bull for the Love Again music video. The singer also appears with different outfits that mix animal prints, baggy pants, and of course, hats.
And we can't talk about ranchcore without mentioning Beyoncé's Ivy Park Rodeo collection with Adidas. Queen B's idea was to recover the western aesthetic for black beauty with a suede and cow-print product line that sold out in a few days.
If you think Clinton Eastwood was the forerunner of this style, be aware that the internet disagrees. Canadian musician Orville Peck brought the boldest hats and fringed leather masks to the spotlight around 2019, paving the way for other queer artists.
It was probably on this same old town road that Lil Nas X found the harnesses and jackets that have redefined ranchcore on the red carpets.
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