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You can trace the roots of Spring’s tribal message to Raf Simons’ Flag Day of a Dior Couture show in July. Its wardrobe studies of the Americas, Europe, Asia, and (especially) Africa set the tone for the Milan and Paris collections. From Sarah Burton’s warrior-worthy wares at Alexander McQueen to Riccardo Tisci’s ethnic mash-up for Givenchy to the pagan princesses on the Valentino runway, designers were thinking globally this season, each one marching to the beat of his or her own drum.