Boho style gained popularity in the 1960s - it was in that freedom-loving and revolutionary era that the aesthetics of the hippie with a bohemian spirit, rooted in the nomadic lifestyle of gypsies and wandering artists, found its place in the fashion industry. Even though boho-chic appeared more than 50 years ago, designers of the largest fashion houses continue to be inspired by this style and often introduce it into their collections. Let's make a quick review of the main elements of the boho style based on the five fall-winter 2020 collections.
At the mention of boho chic, the image of a flying dress with numerous frills and floral prints comes to mind one of the first. Romantic maxi dresses with ethnic patterns like those in Etro and Isabel Marant collections perfectly illustrate an example of a classic boho dress. The contrast part of both looks is leather ankle boots, another must-have for those who want to play the role of a gypsy girl or modern hippy. By the way, you can wear such light dresses in summer as well, changing boots with a pair of leather sandals.
Decorative elements such as fringe, all kinds of tassels, and strings add ethnic flair to bohemian outfits. Etro, who are loyal fans of the boho style, know this like no other. In their fall-winter 20/21 collection, you can find several fringed looks in both fabric and leather - we personally fell in love with a poncho-cardigan hybrid with fluffy terry and crisp leather fringes that border the contours of denim pants and vest. Isabel Marant offered modest black ties with playful tassels.
Other features of the bohemian style - flared jeans, loose blouses with bows, midi skirts with high slits, fur sheepskin coats, made in the tradition of nomadic fashion, patchwork, floral patterns and fleece motifs, suede accessories - can be found in the collections of Celine, Chloé and Antonio Marras. If Natasha Ramsay-Levi (Chloé) plunged into the world of boho-chic headlong, presenting already canonical looks with airy skirts and dresses, Hedi Slimane (Celine) and Antonio Marras chose an experimental way, adding some boho style details to the DNA of their brands. And you know what? It works great!
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