During the month of September the eyes of the fashion world are glued to the cities of New York, London, Milan and Paris for the unveiling of the much anticipated SS15 collections, and over the course of the past 5 days it has been Milan that has held our style senses captive.
In a collective sense trends will emerge from the SS15 collections as a whole and at the same time, each of our favourite fashion capitals undoubtedly adds a unique style and spirit of their own, and this year in Milan there has been an unmistakable rhythmic beat to the drum of the 1970’s; a decade of freedom, flamboyance, laid back lifestyles and bohemian flair. To quote style.com, “all of Milan seems to be on a 70’s trip“.
With more than a subtle nod to Gypsey / Boho influences, designers certainly seem to have favoured the 70’s as the chosen decade with a strong sense of laid back glamour, seen in fluid unstructured design, free-flowing silhouettes, fringed detail, and brilliantly bold, colourful prints, including a favourite of the reigning bohemian beauty queens of the 70’s..tie dye.
There is something quintessentially Australian that resonates with this sense of free spirited style and in essence it is one that we have long captured and embraced with our own designers leading the way; think Camilla Franks, whose signature prints are mixed with luxurious bohemian style, and Samantha Wills also known for her bohemian luxe aesthetic of costume and fine jewellery.
For SS15, the trend has evolved and for the most part has a prominent glam factor over a vintage vibe; less flower crowns, more exotic
jewels and embellishments. But remember the beauty and essence of it remains in its freedom, so there is plenty of room for your own interpretation.
Bohemian Luxe. Do it your way and take your high place in the ‘Queendom’….. xo
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