Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bohemian Hippie Summer in Puerto Rico

The late 60s marked a transition in fashion from the classic, perfect tailored, Mod inspired, and probably at times "too formal" clothes to a wide selection of garments that expressed youth, used lots of color, flowy and loose fits, and embraced milennary cultures.

Some of the intricate detailing on clothes included paisley, Hindu and Persian prints, and embroidery. Beads were a popular accessory, as well as the Ankh or Egyptian Cross, medallions, and wood rings just to mention some.

This ethnic/bohemian hippie trend continued onto the early 70s, as shown on this photo from an editorial that featured models Pilar Crespi and Ritchie White posing with several bohemian ensembles in Puerto Rico. It must be mentioned that Pilar Crespi, in my opinion, is not wearing a bohemian inspired dress, but rather a very nautical inspired piece; yet on the other photos she wore a Gypsy inspired look. On the other hand, Ritchie White is the perfect example of the elegant bohemian hippie look.

Like most 60s fashion trends, the ethnic/bohemian hippie trend has made a comeback in recent years, making it possible to pair modern with vintage pieces.

Photo: Ciaovogue

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