When designers go “hippie” and “bohemian,’ they rarely take into account a sense of old-school elegance. Their brand of “hippie-chic” usually consists of paisley prints, denim jackets, fringes, and freeform silhouettes. But Julien Dossena, creative director of Paco Rabanne, had a slightly different approach to the bohemian spirit for the brand’s spring 2019 collection. His version of the ‘hippie chick’ here was more or less influenced by the couture masters of the mid-20th century when classic tailoring was of utmost importance. Taking inspiration from the founder’s love for space-age fashion and spiritual endeavors, he offered a highly sophisticated version of a bohemian spirit whose nomadic adventures were futuristic and out of this world. She came in an intricately-tailored metallic brocade pantsuit, embellished slip dresses, and wore layers upon layers of gold around her neck. She was fearless in her elegance yet comfortable in her youth. Even her clash of prints, which came in Dries Van Noten-esque florals and Etro-like paisleys, worked well with her feminine silhouette. This Paco Rabanne woman was one for the books and sealed the brand and Julien Dossena’s relevance in today’s fashion sphere.
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