The cowboy continues to inspire a romantic notion of open skies, horses, wild nature and wilder countenance, freedom and rugged charm. It is this fictionalized image of the cowboy that has been developed further in films and literature, as well as fashion. Cross stitched cowboys on horses, embroidered lassos and stylized cacti make a statement on traditional Sicilian tailoring in the Dolce&Gabbana Fall- Winter 2016/17 menswear fashion show collection.
But the collection and other imagery are not tributes to a lost art, cowboys are still alive and kicking today. Spanning the length and breath of the globe, the animal herder who crosses plains, rivers and endures wild adventures continues its hard graft, as well as keeping alive the romantic notion of the cowboy. From the nomadic horsemen of Mongolia to Maremma in Italy, passing by the Pampas in Argentina and the Camargue in France, follow us on a journey to discover the real life cowboys of today.