Though the fall 2015 collections came and went long ago, they're just now becoming relevant as the real fall 2015 is fast approaching. One of the main trends on the runway was a wave of bohemianism, updated a number of ways for the contemporary moment. This 70's-influenced look will soon be moving from the catwalk to the city streets as fashionistas adopt the bohemian style (and you can too!).
Above: Look from the Dries Van Noten Ready-to-Wear Fall 2015 collection.
Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten worked a hodge-podge of shag fur, velvet, and leather to make something super vintage-looking but also updated with clean silhouettes and leather interspersed in the 70's styles. It may still be hot outside, but I'm already getting excited to layer up in shag and crocheted flowers and have a major fashion throwback.
It's no surprise that retro-loving designer Anna Sui opted for the throwback look with her fall collection. Flowing maxi-dresses in poppy 70's prints featured luxe velvet and bits of shag to complete the bohemian style. By mixing different prints in similar color stories, Sui creates intricate designs that draw the eye in.
Christopher Bailey, CEO of Burberry, injected his patchwork fall collection with bohemian pieces equal parts 60's and 70's. Mixing typical bohemian florals and paisleys with leopard print and unexpected contemporary trends like cut-outs, the collection was both reflective and new.
Leave it to Tory Burch to inject a little bit of prep into her bohemian collection. Unlike many of the other designers who featured 70's trends in their collections, Burch featured ecclectic prints that, when added to tailored silhouettes, gave bohemianism a sophisticated and strong update.
Clare Waight Keller seemed inspired by Stevie Nicks' seventies songbird style, with just enough free and breezy silhouettes and just enough streamlined silhouettes to keep it modern. Unlike the aforementioned labels, the models weren't encumbered by layers of shag and velvet, but looked ethereal and dreamlike in billowing peasant shapes, with the occasional bit of shag fur adorning a more contemporary cut to keep the 70's going strong.