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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Why Tie-Dye?



Anthony Vaccarello SS14; Source

Hello, my lovelies. I hope all is well with you. I have been enjoying the mild temperatures here in the U.S. over the past few days but am now getting prepared for the heat to return. I hope all is well with you.

I just read the other day that tie-dye clothing is going to be a top trend this year. It is quite fitting since the 45th anniversary of Woodstock is coming up soon; however, I think of tie-dye as a perpetual type of print that never really goes anywhere does it? Even when it is not in style it is guaranteed that somewhere in this global world of ours many people will be proudly striding or strolling in their tie-dye garments. 


 
I used to think of tie-dye as the type of fashion technique that was best left for those who were of the more laid-back persuasion. A few years ago, however, my opinion changed dramatically; not because of any difference in the techniques used to create tie-dye clothing but because the tie-dye clothing of today is nothing to laugh at. Come on admit it, isn’t there a part of you that immediately associates tie-dye with the hippie generation of the 60s and 70s? It is yet another trend snagged from the hippie generation like crochet clothing, maxis and fringe anything. I could go on here but what’s the point. I’ll be the first to admit that several years ago there is no way I would have been seen wearing tie-dye anything. Now, I certainly don’t feel that way about it; neither do the fashionistas below whom have shorn themselves in tie-dye apparel over the  past few years.
Jennifer Lawrence; Source
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Modern tie-dye clothing has come a long way, baby. No longer do people immediately chuckle or giggle with laughter at the mere mention of tie-dye clothing. It is really what this technique deserves. I can’t help but respect the history of a technique that was created during the sixth century, became an abiding fashion trend of a movement and has been embraced by a variety of global cultures. There really is no mystery as to the reason so many designers chose the technique to showcase their creations.
 
Anthony Vaccarello SS14; Source
 
 
Michael Kors Resort 2015; Source
 
 
Bottega Veneta Resort 2015; Source

 
 
Fausto Puglisi Resort 2015; Source

 
Alberta Feretti Resort 2015; Source


Gucci Resort 2015; Source


J. W. Anderson Resort 2015; Source


Laura Siegel SS14; Source


 
Laura Siegel SS14; Source




Lindsey Thornburg; Source


 
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Lindsey Thornburg; Source


Lindsey Thornburg; Source


Tie-dye has roots dating back as early as 500-800 A.D. (Peru). Will and Eileen Richardson, artists who made tie-dye pieces that Don Price, a marketer showed to designers and fashion editors., have been given tremendous credit for introducing tie-dye to influencers; however, many countries such as India,  South America, Africa and Japan contributed to the tie-dye movement. Were it not for the unsung artists that had an addiction to the art of tie-dye, perhaps it would not have become the phenomenon that it did during the 60s. Once the late great designer Halston began using the technique in the design of his clothing tie-dye was destined to become one of the most well-known clothing design techniques in history; especially, once the late great Janis Joplin began wearing tie-dye pieces.

Because the history of tie-dye is so rich and vast I believe the only way to truly appreciate it is through plenty of visuals so I hope you enjoy my version of a retrospective of runway tie-dye looks over the last several years.
Proenza Schouler 2009; Source
 
 

Milly 2009; Source
 
 
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Proenza Schouler 2010; Source
 
 
Blumarine SS10; Source

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Bottega Veneta Resort 2011; Source

 
Dior Couture AW12; Source
 
 
Dior Couture AW12; Source
 
Isabel Marant SS12; Source
 
 
Michael Kors SS12 RTW; Source
 
 
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Versace SS12 RTW; Source
 
 
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Rodarte AW13; Source
 
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Tory Burch SS13; Source
 
Tory Burch SS13; Source
I leave you now with a few reasons tie-dye is so enduring and hope you share your thoughts with me on this art technique.

The prints created by the tie-dye technique are eye-catching.
Throughout many centuries, when the popularity of tie-dye clothing has waned in one country it has soared in popularity in another.

The long list of ever growing textiles makes it so very interesting for fashion designers to try the art form on new fabrics.

Tie-dye became a way of expressing one’s artistic individuality. This is certainly true in countries such as the United States; not just during the 60s and 70s but during the Roaring 20s.

Tie-dye is truly not a seasonal trend. Tie-dye looks stay relevant from spring to winter.

Inspired yet? Check out the looks worn by the fashionistas below. Hopefully, if you found yourself, like me, asking a few years ago, "Why tie-dye? You are now asking yourself, "Why not?"



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I want to thank you for reading my blog. I can’t express enough how much it means to me. Please continue to share your comments. I will always welcome them.

62 comments:

  1. I enjoy the idea of tie die, but, I've never owned a piece. Reading your post inspires me to be on the look out for a perfect piece that works for me.

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    1. Thanks, Glenda. I used to think tie-dye was too garish but the new modern prints are so refined.

      Sharon

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  2. I didn't like tie die back in the 90s, but looking at some of these looks makes me actually begin to like the trend! Boho is trending these days as well.....Thanks for sharing, Great post!!

    humblebeauty29.blogspot.com

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    1. My opinion of tie-dye has completely changed. I like the more subtle prints that designers are creating. Thanks for your always authentic comments.

      Sharon

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  3. i love tie dye i think its an amazing print and easy to personalize
    xoxo

    http://devsnochaos.blogspot.fr/

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    1. I think so too. It truly is the type of print that lends itself to self-expression.

      Sharon

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  4. I have never been a fan of tie-dye, to me it just didn't say trendy. However after reading this post I'm actually beginning to see that it can be quite on trend. I love the black and white Lindsey Thornburg dress...I would so wear it!
    Great post Sharon.

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. I used to feel the same way about it, Keisha. The more modern prints and use of textiles other than cotton really changed my perception of it. That particular dress is one of my favorites of those that I featured in this post. Thanks so much for your comment.

      Sharon

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    1. Hi, Jessica:

      Thanks for taking the time to visit. I am so glad you did. I appreciate your comment.

      Sharon

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  6. I love the subtle tie-dye of colors that are in the same family, and I especially like it when people modernize and personalize a trend like this - so inspiring!

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    1. I could not have put it better myself. You so get why I am so into tie-dye right now.

      Sharon

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  7. Love tie-dye!!! Great post =)

    Hazel
    www.theskimplelife.com
    Follow me on Instagram: @theskimplelife

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    1. Hi, Hazel:

      I really love tie-dye so much right now. Thanks so much for the compliment.

      Sharon

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  8. So lovely print
    I really like these pics
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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    1. Thanks so much, Maggie. I hope you are having a fantastic week. It is great to hear from you.

      Sharon

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  9. I never imagined that the tie dye trend could be so creative, always associated it with the decades of the 1960s and 70. I really loved the post.
    Gaby
    http://newcitylooks.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Gaby.

      I have been so enlightened by what I have seen on and off the runway regarding tie-dye clothing. It really has made a great progression into modern day. Thank you so much for your compliment. I really appreciate your visit.

      Sharon

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  10. Tie-dye trend wasn't something I would be interested in but after reading your post I'm changing my mind :) I will have to think of some nice patterns you showed here. Nice choice of pictures, very encouraging.

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    1. I was of the same thought. I just love the new tie-dye prints though. I am so glad you enjoyed reading the post.

      Sharon

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  11. Great post Sharon! As always you did a great job! The tie-dye trend isn't it one of my options but your selection make me change the opinion... You have a great taste of fashion dear!
    I'm back from holidays have a look of my today's post! If you like of course! ;))
    Big kiss doll!

    http://www.myladytrends.com/2014/07/london-memories-i.html

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    1. Hi, Rosa:

      I am happy you liked the post. Thanks for the compliment, Rosa. Of course, I will visit your post. I look forward to it. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your vacation.

      Sharon

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  12. Hi Sharon It's always a pleasure read your post!
    Kisses
    Paola
    http://www.themorasmoothie.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Paola. It means so much to me that you enjoy my posts.

      Sharon

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  13. Love this post, especially because it gives me a new view at they tie-dye look. I never had anything with this 'print' but your pictures inspired me :D
    x Sandra

    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. It really makes me feel fantastic to know that I contributed to a new perspective about a fashion style. I appreciate your comment so much.

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  14. Looks like a great trend, I wanna try it!

    Crop Top and Super Heroes on lb-lc fashion blog

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    1. I am so glad about that. It was my goal. I have a new perception of tie-dye than I had before and wanted to share my thoughts. I am so glad you enjoyed reading about my perspective of modern tie-dye prints. I am so appreciate of your visit and comment.

      Sharon

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  15. Me encanta!
    Bss
    http://unvestidorconideas.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. I appreciate your comment so much. Thanks for visiting.

      Sharon

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  16. great pictures! X

    www.carlaginola.com

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  17. Hey Sharon, I nominated you for the Liebster award, you can check the details here:

    http://fashionfootprint.co/2014/07/the-liebster-award/

    Wafaa

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    1. It really means so much to me that you nominated, Wafaa. Thank you so very much.

      Sharon

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  18. Beautiful selection! :)

    http://fashionimperfect.blogspot.it/

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    1. Thank you, Solange. I am glad you enjoyed the looks featured here.

      Sharon

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  19. Tie-dye is so chic. Great inspiration!
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you, Diana. I am glad you stopped by for a visit.

      Sharon

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  20. Really like this trend during the summer!

    http://bymafaldacosta.blogspot.pt/

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    1. I am glad it is a trend. I no longer have a misconception about tie-dye. I like the modern tie-dye prints very much. Thanks for visiting.

      Sharon

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  21. Thanks a lot for keep visiting darling! ♥
    Big kisses!

    www.myladytrends.com

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    1. Always. Your blog is wonderful.

      Sharon

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  22. amazing inspiration...im loving the fashion in this post. so many pics i dont which is my favorite
    nice post

    Greets Jon,
    www.jonthegold.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jon. It was difficult limiting myself to the pictures I featured here. There were just so many great looks to choose from.

      Sharon

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  23. The pants - not for me, but the dresses ar magical!
    xoxo
    http://pandamone.blogspot.com/2014/07/silesian-safari.html

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    1. Hi, Maja:

      Thanks for your input. I always value your opinion. I hope you have a great weekend.

      Sharon

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  24. awesome post, the architecture of the dye print looks great.
    http://oyebamireismail.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Oyebamire. I appreciate your visit and comment.

      Sharon

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  25. Hi Sharon, such a well documented post, love the fact that besides some inspiration, you offer learning points as well. A pleasure to read also some of your other posts. xx www.thefittingshoe.com

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    1. Hi, Claudia:

      Thank you for the compliment. I am so happy that you enjoyed reading the post.

      Sharon

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  26. I love all the dresses here! So cool and unique!

    May from La Vie en May

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    1. Hello, May:

      I like that they still resemble tie-dye of the 60s but the styles and dye techniques are so much better. Thanks so much for your comment. I am glad you like the dresses featured here. I tried to select pictures that would best represent how much tie-dye clothing has improved over the years.

      Sharon

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  27. You had me fooled. Those magazine clutches look just like a magazine rolled up haha. I never would have thought it was a clutch. I love the uniqueness of the clutch. Great post!

    www.gattalina.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Gattalina. I am so happy that you took the time to visit my blog and to provide your input.

      Sharon

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  28. Hey Sharon
    I really like the display of your blog..it's so professional.
    Also enjoyed the pictures on this post
    My favorite photos are the clutches <3

    xoxo
    www.lindabarry.com

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I really appreciate your comment. It is feedback like this that keeps me working hard to create quality posts.

      Sharon

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