TREND STORIES

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Go over the rainbow with patchwork, tie-dye, loose silhouettes and good vibes

  • 1. TIE-DYE

    TIE-DYE

    The fabric equivalent of a lava lamp, tie-dye has transcended its hippie origins and climbed to the highest echelons of fashion. Though an ancient textile process, tie-dye is most associated with flower children and Cali skate-and-surf culture. The latter serves as inspiration for Collina Strada, where psychedelic swirls are splashed across slouchy hoodies, bikinis and dresses (SS19), and tights, tees and eyelids for AW19. As Woodstock reaches its 50th anniversary, we can expect plenty of counter-culture references – Janis Joplin’s top-to-toe tie-dye look notwithstanding. KEY DESIGNERS: Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney and R13

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  • 4. FLARES

    FLARES

    For Cher vibes, you’ll want to go for a pair that’s slim-fitting on the thigh then kicks out below the knee. A cropped kick-flare gives a similar result and has more trend longevity. For those cautious of co-opting the bell-bottom silhouette, Chloé’s louche silk style sits just the right side of boho-luxe and evokes images of hazy Moroccan riads complete with ornate textiles, scatter cushions and ceramics. Incidentally, Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s ‘hippie modernism’ draws from Moroccan and Ibizan influences. KEY DESIGNERS: Missoni, Chloé and Zimmermann

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