Whether you’re following designer fashion trends or not, you already know that boho is back. Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson’s wedding made it impossible to miss the memo. Even if you have no interest in the couple’s life and have missed all of it – the memes regarding the bride’s dress (courtesy of Christos Costarellos) have most certainly reached you.
A bell-sleeved dressed combined with bare feet combo has triggered the “When your dad drops you off at Coachella” themed internet jokes, but it has also sent a message that the boho inspired eclectic dressing is back. Although, frankly, the flower crown was a bit of an overkill and not something the world of designer fashion followers perceived well.
Why are we talking about this? Well, boho hasn’t been around since the early 2000s. A hitched up skirt, heavy belt studded with golden plates, knee-long gladiator sandals and an upper arm bangle – you've forgotten this is what we used to wear, haven’t you? Expect to see it on the streets very soon.
The mix match of colours, prints, textures and fringed everything was largely inspired by the ‘70s hippy scene, proclaiming freedom. Since designer fashion is always a cycle, there’s little surprise in seeing boho thrift-shop aesthetics are to dominate once again. The trend of being unique and free-spirited is actually 10 years earlier than predicted – but could It be related to how freedom deprived we feel?
What came after the boho phase was minimalism and we have lived in that since. The lockdown has potentially driven it to the end now that everyone wants to shine their colours upon being allowed outside. Tailored trousers and souped-up sneakers that became a long-lasting staple are leaving the wardrobes as we speak.
According to JJ Martin, the designer fashion printed dress champion, boho strikes the golden middle between strict minimalism and sloppy streetwear. It emphasizes femininity and effortless gentleness of a woman. Floaty, flirty and easy, it reflects the true female elegance.
Notice how tye-die became a trend during the pandemic – this was the first sign of where does the designer fashion industry move towards to. Crochet, including crochet handbags and patchwork eg Bode’s is seriously on the rise. Loewe is sporting fringing, raffia and macrame, whereas other brands are casually releasing wafty dresses and hippyish blouses.
So, what’s the key advise of adopting boho in 2021? Remember that its charm lies within expression of personal style. Designer fashion pieces are great for that, although you definitely want to incorporate some vintage to your look. But remember – no flower crowns this time around.
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