Friday, September 20, 2013

To tie-dye for

Tie dye. Calls to mind images of the Seventies. Peace, free love, the Doors, and a very dodgy sense of style. I'm a child of the Seventies, so it's very little wonder that the Arts & Crafts process of tie-dying reminds me of fun elementary school projects, where we all got to take home a t-shirt of our own design (by that I'm obviously referring to the random act of sticking pieces of tied up material into cups of colourful ink). It certainly beat making ashtrays!

But tie dye is no longer the domain of the hippie. In fact, it has featured in a fair amount of contemporary fashion collections, even including Christian Dior haute couture. If that isn't a stamp of approval, I don't know what is. And I've found quite a few examples of tie dye adorning some extremely stylish homes. And although it may not feature in the list of trends for this fall, it's clear that this is a print that keeps coming back. So what's your take? Chronic good taste or just plain ol' chronic?

Chrisitan Dior Couture 2012

Elie Saab Couture 2010

And there she is again, our favourite fashionista Olivia Palermo

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via Etc-andalltherest blog

via Little Green Notebook

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via The Wellbuilt Company

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