If your most-pinned style icons are Kate Moss and Sienna Miller, you quite possibly think you were Talitha Getty in a past life, and your jewelry box resembles an overflowing treasure chest, you’re a bohemian belle at heart. Thanks to the festival-chic revival of the noughties, the growing love for these gypsy-esque brands has triggered an onslaught of beautiful labels to emerge from across the globe.
Inspired mostly by travel, nature, and a life much simpler than a lot of us lead, these pieces provide a refreshing alternative to the daily bourgeois. From USA to Byron Bay, Savoir Flair has rounded up seven eclectic brands that are guaranteed to make the hippie in you happy.
For Love & Lemons
Founded in 2011 by best friends and creative duo Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall, For Love and Lemons is a US-based brand renowned for its custom-made lace and intricate embroidery. The label’s name is a sentimental nod to the designers’ lifelong friendship, their first business venture being a lemonade stand when they were children. Today, the brand has branched out from its initial ready-to-wear collection into bridal, knitwear, underwear, swim, and even a ‘Lil Lemons’ line for children. Ultimately, it is designed for women with confidence and a fierce femininity who don’t mind mixing a bohemian aesthetic with a little sexiness.
Available to buy at For Love & Lemons.
The Jetset Diaries
Made for the “modern nomad”, The Jetset Diaries is a brand that creates each seasonal collection based on a different part of the world. The LA-born label is based on the idea of creating pieces perfect for any place, any time, and any occasion. Its soft-touch maxi dresses, floral midi dresses, and crochet tops exude luxe laid-back vibes, perfect for the girl who likes to look effortless when she’s making a little effort.
Available to buy at Namshi.
Based in Los Angeles and named after a small town in New Mexico, Tularosa is a vintage-inspired brand known for its authentic Californian cool-girl approach to bohemian dressing. The collection features pieces in flowing silhouettes: maxi skirts in cotton, off-the-shoulder tops with lace detailing, and wrap dresses in printed silks. The brand is popular amongst influencers and celebrities alike, and Tularosa fans include Whitney Port, Olivia Palermo, and Negin Mirsalehi.
Available to buy at ASOS.
Needle & Thread
Since its launch in 2013, London-born brand Needle & Thread has taken the bohemian-brand circuit by storm, becoming renowned for its artisanal embroidery and embellishment, inspired by whimsical English country gardens. Founder and creative director Hannah Coffin beautifully uses sequins, intricate threads, and floral motifs aplenty to sew the brand’s signature DNA into every piece produced, from full-skirted tulle dresses to boxy crop tops. Worn by everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Jessica Alba, this brand is set to be big news for Fall/Winter 2017 with a ready-to-wear collection that boasts embroidered bomber jackets and floor-length lace gowns.
Available to buy at Needle & Thread.
Stevie May is an Australian brand through and through. Its collections are designed for a girl who loves “stomping around barefoot”, remaining free spirited although strong willed. This is perfectly portrayed through the powerful women featured in its “collective”, a space where art, writing, and photography collaborations come together to create beautiful campaigns. Expect to see a lot more of Stevie May’s soft-textured dresses, delicate prints, and lace trimmings in the Middle East very soon.
Available to buy at Stevie May.
Dodo Bar Or
Made for the woman who likes to “expose herself to different cultures and is not submissive to trends”, Dodo Bar Or was created in 2009 by stylist and avid traveller Dorit Bar Or (Dodo being her nickname). The designer focuses on Middle Eastern influences for her collections, using typical Arabic keffiyeh fabrics on skirts, dresses, and blouses to create silhouettes that work for the modern woman. A big hit in Europe and especially loved by fashion editor Pandora Sykes – pictured below – this brand is the ultimate pick for the bohemian girl who is a little more eclectic than she is whimsical.
Available to buy at Farfetch.
Founded in 2013, New York-based brand LoveShackFancy is the ultimate boho-luxe label. Founder Rebecca Cohen drew inspiration from her days as a fashion and beauty editor, during which she travelled the world. Now, LSF’s ethos of eclectic and original bohemia encapsulates the spirit of the cultures, people, and places that she witnessed along the way. Loved by celebrity globetrotters including Gwyneth Paltrow and Chrissy Teigen, the brand favors ethereal prints, broderie anglaise detailing, and earth-toned fabrics.
Available to buy at Net-A-Porter.