Tie-dye will be the newest (and oldest) trend in 2019.
It has been splashing all over the catwalks this Spring at New York Fashion week from the likes of John Elliott, Collina Strada, Prabal Gurung and most notably R13. The R13 spring 2019 RTW collection featured many pieces of the tie dye trend. This is a trend that has not been seen for many years on the catwalk. Supermodels Kaia Gerber, Natalie Wrestling and Cara Taylor are just a few who showed off these fabulous new designs. These outfits are RTW straight off the catwalk and gives the audience the perfect full outfit to see how this new old trend is being styled in 2019.
The tie-dye trend can be traced back to the 1960s but was last seen on the catwalk in 1999 in the form of the popular 90s crop top paired with a pair of distressed denim shorts. The trend of colourfully stained clothes is making a prominent return to fashion this year.
The likes of Justin Bieber, Béyonce and Gigi Hadid have been spotted wearing this latest trend. Most recently Gigi Hadid was spotted wearing a bright colourful tie-dye t-shirt by Ralph Lauren tucked into off white capris and zip-up trainers, accessorised with some pearls around her neck. As these celebrities are so followed and copied they are bringing the tie-dye trend from catwalk to sidewalk making this trend wearable and cementing it firmly back into our wardrobes.
Historically tie-dye has been used as a form of expression and freedom. Coming out of the strict 1950s where fashion was rigid and not very experimental tie-dye was an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and express individuality.
Consumers today are shifting to sustainable shopping. This trend fits in perfectly with this new shopping ethos, as the world becomes more conscious of waste and reusing materials and products in order to preserve the environment. Not only can you dig out your mum’s old tie-dye clothes from the loft and restyle them, but you can also create your own, out of old clothes and some nifty dyes. This will stop the cycle of shopping hauls and follow the no-buy trend.
However, if buying is still your thing, there are many stores both designer and high street that are offering trendy tie-dye items. Zara, H&M, Urban Outfitters and ASOS are to name a few.
Not only is this trend affordable for all, but it’s also taking back the individuality of each and every one of us. No longer will commuters on the tube be seen in the same shoes or same coat. Tie dye is taking over this spring and giving back our own sense of style.