'There is more to Bohemian style than just clothing and the libral lifestyle, it’s a culture - a revolution in its own right'.
A culture with a complex history and ideology!
Like the Phoenix, has arisen from the ashes of gypsy culture to the hippie's, then aristocrats of the bohemian fashion culture of the 19th century!
Today, the boho chic style is a constant flow from the romantic silhouetted clothing to the emblishmented accessory ~ while loosely following the fashion rules and guidelines. These Nomads break all the rules and yet put them back together in away like no other. Their phenominal expression that is truly un apologetic and without comprimise.
Are you catching this wave?
Would you like to learn more?... like where would we even look? Who would we see rocking the new modern day Bohemian styles? What does that even look like in 2021?
To get inspired, look no furthar than the perfectly paired artistic and musical talents of the world. Famous screen artists that have engulfed the creative legendary lifestyle are Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, Prince & The Olsen sisters just to name a few.
Fashions like Bohemian, Gypsy, or Hippie styles, also represent a certain lifestyle ideology that accompanies them.
Bohemian brings an alternative to the traditional way of dressing and living in our society.
The ideologies overlap to worldly matters ~ crowning the materialism,
natural way of living in products with less chemicals and yearning for more organic products.
Living in harmony with the universe, and spirt of all the natural and organic blessings the world🌎 has presented to us.
HISTORY OF THE BOHEMIAN STYLE
Bohemian style is defined as a type of alternative fashion, different from other current trends of a given period. In fact, this exact definition applies to the entire history of the trend. Over 200 years ago, the term bohemian referred to an exotic sense of style, generally associated with artists of the time, as well as writers and some eccentric intellectuals.
The first mention of the Bohemians dates from the end of the 18th century, during the French Revolution. At the time, due to the economic and social climate, creators and artists were forced to live in a poor way. As a result, with their rudimentary lifestyle the 18th century artists began to dress in old and worn clothes. Once the social climate was relatively stabilized, artisans began to express their art through clothing.
The general perception at the time was that artists dressed the same as nomadic gypsies,
who had their origins in the Balkan region
, in Eastern Europe, in a region called Bohemia
. Ultimately, " the bohemian
" has gradually become a synonym of a counter-culture
, relatively associated with limitless creativity, as well as a total disregard for generational codes and dominant trends.
FRENCH ROMANTICS AND BOHEMIANS
Towards the middle of the 19th century, the Romantics (intellectuals who identified with the romantic art of the time) joined forces with the French bohemians. The groups began to incorporate flowery clothing, oriental-inspired clothing, medieval elements and colorful materials into their looks, as well as gypsy-inspired accessories and hair, old coats and distressed fabrics. Although appreciated by many at the time, these details were all very different from the fashions of the time.
THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT
Over time, the style of the bohemians has evolved considerably. What started out as a necessity (dressing poorly because of poverty) has turned into an ideology - an ideology against materialism, pro communal living spaces, against social conventions. Later, Bohemians took part in the contemporary fashion movement, which opposed the corsets and rigid crinolines of the time. The music and literature of the time gradually began to refer to this new, recently developed counter culture to bohemianism, with clearly artists such as Puccini Henri Murger admiring certain masterpieces linked to the Bohemian style.
BOHEMIAN ICONS OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY
At the beginning of the 20th century, designers began to pass fashion Bohemia
at a higher level. Among them we could find Paul Poiret
, who added a lot of ethnic detail in his designs
, including Middle Eastern and Russian elements
. To the same extent, designer William Morris
created a variety of innovative new pattern for home decorating
and as well as fashion, we could notably find lush floral prints
, and cashmere swirls
, very decorative affirming a complex style.
THE HIPPIE ERA 🌸🌸
In the 1960s, the bohemian style took on a new meaning, one that would change the definition of fashion. In the days when the hippie style opposed traditionalist lifestyles, new styles of clothing including loose maxi dresses, ethnic patterns, flowing short dresses, turquoise prints, small fringes on accessories as well as the silhouettes with a slightly flared cut, gradually began to become more and more popular.
The hippies rejected all modern culture in particular, materialism as well as traditional ideologies, from social constructions to established institutions, what was evident in their ways of thinking is that they went against the profiled capitalist silhouettes.