Now I wouldn’t go as far to say that Spring has sprung - it’s far too cold for any of that! - but it is right around the corner. The sun is appearing behind the fog and mist and the light lasts until at least 4:30 now - aren’t we lucky? I’m trying to help you look on the bright side of things, like taking a look at another SS19 fashion trend. I spoke about fringe last time but today it’s all about the Bohemian style.
Bohemian or boho style graced the SS19 runway in Paris, Milan, London & New York Fashion Weeks in 2018 and this trend is perfect for Spring and Summer, with flowers, kaftans and crochet making its presence known.
What is Bohemian?
Boho, short for Bohemian describes people who live artistic and unconventional lives. The term Bohemian has been used since the early 19th Century and the earliest Bohemian’s were travellers and refugees from central Europe. Other names used for Bohemian’s are ‘gypsy’ or ‘hippy’. In fashion, Bohemian style is best recognised from 1960s and 1970s fashion. Flowing fabrics, vintage and natural colours are all aspects of the Bohemian style. Fringe and beads are used in boho clothes and jewellery to add extra texture and really add to the loose flowing look.
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Bohemian fashion is very environmental and nature oriented. In jewellery, feathers, fringe, layers and wooden textures are key factors to complete the flowing Bohemian look. For modern Bohemian style, silvers and turquoise have been introduced to rings and necklaces. Dreamcatchers are used in earrings and necklaces to represent the free-spirit and the feathers add a more feminine look.
Boho on the SS19 Runway
Bohemian fashion was all over the SS19 runway, featuring in countless shows. The Bohemian style that was shown down the runway was interpreted with an urban and modern twist and described as ‘city hippy’ by various magazines and designers. Bohemian was most notably shown in Paris Fashion Week in the Chloé show. The creative designer of Chloé, Natacha Ramsay-Levi described the collection as hippy modernism. Featuring tassel earrings, floral silk dresses and semi-precious stones sparkling from the tailoring, Chloé created a high-end Bohemian dream.
Chloé at Paris Fashion Week
Carolina Herrera showcased flower power into her designs, with flowing dresses and floral prints storming down the runway. Shows like Marni and Oscar de la Renta reimagined the summer cover ups into silk with embellished trim, giving the flowy unconventional Bohemian trend, a chic and polished upgrade.
Carolina Herrera, Marni, Oscar de la Renta
Here are our Bohemian jewellery picks to keep you on trend this Spring/Summer.