For decades, the West and East Coasts of the United States have been sources of inspiration for designers. New York has comfortably settled into its role as the de facto purveyor of cool with its punk and hip-hop subcultures and trend-setting street style, while California’s laid-back attitude and a heavy hand of Hollywood glamour spark such fashion contradictions like premium denim and designer sneakers. The fashion senses of both regions resonate with the aspirational lifestyles of Gen X, perhaps the last generation to measure success by their possessions. But as millennials and Gen Z show how they value experiences over traditional markers of success and adulthood like home ownership, marriage and children, it might be high time for fashion to look to other regions of the country for inspiration. New tendencies like nomadic lifestyles, wellness, spirituality and even psychedelia are all drivers in millennials’ quest to connect with the “Great Outdoors” and new cultures. “Consumers have been craving for the hippy life—for meditation, adventure travel and global exploration,” said Dhruva Tripathi, CEO of F-Trend, a fashion trend forecasting company in New Delhi, India. The effe...