High-fashion was never more boho-inspired. Both Indian and Western designers take cue from the trend and make it their own. None has been more consistent than India’s couture designer Sabyasachi. His raw aesthetic lends itself to the Boho lifestyle. While you’re at it, check out the “Boho Chic” editorial with model Xiao Wen Ju in the May 2012 issue of Vogue China. In the west, the high priestesses of boho fashion are Kate Moss and Nicole Richie. This season Nicole Richie introduces Boho Chic to Macy’s capsule collection. Macy’s has partnered with her for its “Impulse” series.
Here you see Nicole Richie’s signature bohemian flair complete with vintage inspired chevron and feather prints and flowy chiffons in a color palette of rich jewel tones.
Someone who has the ability to appreciate beauty on a deep level, is a profound romantic, doesn’t know any limits, whose world is their own creation. ~ Savannah Miller
The 19th Century’s Bohemian and unconventional lifestyle for artists and free spirited adventurers is still with us. This season’s boho lets you express your inner gypsy. Touches of ruby, emerald or sapphire jewel tones jazz up basic earth tones of black brown and navy blue. Colors are saturated and intense and unquestionably dramatic. Like a delicious cocktail, boho meets hippie and bumps into gypsy, country and rock and roll.
Bohemian fashion doesn’t have to be expensive. Instantly transform a pair of jeans and a white tunic shirt into a boho outfit with a brown leather hobo bag, embroidered scarf, gold and layered necklace, multiple bangle bracelets, gladiator sandal shoes or vintage leather boots. Boho inspiration does an excellent job of layering up and using accessories to add a touch of modern chic. Try some shawls and capes with fringes, colorful scarves, fur vests and collars, hats, bracelets, and vintage vests.
Feeling a little more adventurous? How about a traditional kaftan or dashiki. The kaftan, or caftan has been around for thousands of years and is worn by both men and women from Russia to Southeast Asia. In May, twelve designers showcased their latest caftan designs at the 2012 Caftan Fashion Show in Marrakech, Morocco. Another bohemian favorite is the dashiki, a loose, tunic type shirt of West African origin that became popular with the hippie movement in the United States during the 1960′s.
The word “dashiki” comes from the Yoruba word “danshiki” meaning a work shirt, usually short sleeved, worn by men in West Africa.
Freedom is in the air so get in touch with your inner-gypsy.