We are the drifters & dancers, sun worshippers & risk-takers. The dreamers, the lovers, believers & change-makers.
Gypsies or Banjaras as they are popularly known in India refers to a group of people who travel across the country and embracing cultures along the way. Carrying all their essentials on their back, that’s all the worldly treasures they own. The term nomad or a wanderer is also used to describe these groups, who would hold occupations like exhibitors, musicians, fortune tellers and whatnot. It was all about entertainment and things that can easily be carried forward.
This Spring – Summer 2020, the spirit of these wanderers became a major trendsetter. With layering, headgear, OTT on jewellery and most importantly, including local fabrics, it was a global look that had us mesmerized!
The Ramp Hippies
Call it a wanderer, a nomad, a gypsy or even a hippie, the ramps were splashed across with Earthy hues, prints and flowy fabrics. Etro was winning hearts with their campaign – We Are All Nomads. With an all-set-to-sail theme, it was not just about the clothes but also the diversity and the blend of all things global.
Here’s what they said:
If life itself is an adventurous journey, an exploration into the unknown that is physical as much as it is psychologic, then we are all nomads. Each one with his or her own destiny and destination, endlessly crossing paths with other humans, decamping to other places, absorbing everything, everywhere, writing personal stories day after day.
Think clashing animal print and Paisley motifs, all-over patterns, wide belts, braided strands, ruffles, tassels and Bohemian prints! There was absolutely NOTHING that this collection didn’t portray. Wearing their wanderlust on their sleeves, there was an air of dance and freedom. Christian Dior has been a part of every Earthy trend this season, and this one was not left behind either! With loose pants, multi-coloured flowy dresses and knitted additions, comfort came first. Saint Laurent has a more diva take with all-over prints, and metallic trousers tucked into boots. There were also bare shoulders and yes, more boots.
Alberta Ferretti took a more colourful route with silky smooth dresses and jumpsuits. There were laces, ponchos and tie-dyed hobo bags to complete the hippie vibe. Zimmermann had a more beach-like take with tassels and ruffles. Celine took a more retro approach with lace wrap-a-round dresses, embroidered jackets and head-dresses. And also, bow ties and boots!
Fendi had a more knitted take towards this trend with layered sheer skirts and tucked in knitted tops. Julie by Julie Shah also showcased boldly printed halter jumpsuits and high-waisted skirts, that reminded us of fortune-tellers.
The Hippie Souls
After all the super experimental looks on the ramps, the celebrities too were ready to flaunt their takes. First off was Winnie Harlow posing for Vogue this season. In a multi-coloured attire, wavy hair and shell accessories, the theme was quite clear. Zoey Kravitz was showing off her dreadlocks in a YSL outfit. While Gisele Bundchen and Marisa Berenson went with Etro, Emily Blunt was in a Fendi outfit. And in all her confidence, of course. Laura Dern and Drew Barrymore too went with Boho styling for their red carpet looks.
On the home ground, too, celebrities were all set to flaunt their chic attires. From Kriti Sanon, Priyanka Chopra, to Aditi Rao Hydari, Sonam Kapoor and Sunny Leone, there were a lot of colours and prints to look out for.
The Gypsy Collection
When there’s so much love for all things boho, we couldn’t stay behind! Here’s what our designer had to say:
With gypsy clothing in mind, our collection takes inspiration from the layered looks, flowy gowns & kitsch additions. Translating them into layered geometric motifs with twisted rope patterns & hammered texture, it’s the new casuals, we’re going for!
Give your casuals a makeover this season – with clashing prints, sheer layers and headgears. Style your wanderer side with pizzazz and freedom!
Check out our Gypsy Collection here!