If you are even slightly interested in keeping up with what’s going on in the Indian fashion zone, you would probably know about the tremendous rise in the bohemian style which is now becoming a way of life. Free and flowing dresses, chappals, junk jewelries, messy hairstyles and nude makeup, basically everything that screams boho is considered to be one of the biggest trends in the Indian fashion right now. Quintessentially an Instagram famous trend (at least for me), it is influencing girls to an extent where they do not even hesitate to give their classic LBD some boho twist.
Hashtags like #BohemianLife #Bohochic #Bohovibes et all are trending everywhere, be it Instagram or Facebook , a new fashion hub with a staggering increase in the number of fashion influencers and brands exclusively donning and promoting everything bohemian, be it dressing or lifestyle. I think it would be interesting to talk about Kritika Khuruna here, a leading Indian fashion blogger famous with the name ThatBohoGirl.
Vastly influenced by the bohemian style, she is now one of the most adept and looked upon bloggers who has got some crazy fan following. From her free spirited dresses, messy hairdos, neutral makeups and some must talk about bohemian jewelries, she passes all the criteria to become the ultimate bohemian ambassador of the country. She also owns an e-shop “TheHypeShop” which is solely dedicated to bohemian dresses and accessories and was started as an Instagram Shop , doing some serious business now.
But, did you know this extremely loved style has got some fascinating history? Here are a few little known facts about it which I think will definitely amuse all the fellow bohemian lovers and the non-lovers too.
- Bohemian style is over 200 years old with first being associated with artists, writers and intellectuals in France after the French Revolution(Well, one of the reasons why I love it so much, JK :P). Artists were considered to be special people whose creativity was manifested in their looks/style.
- People compared the new artistic types to wandering Gypsies and believed that Gypsies originated in Bohemia, an area of Eastern Europe and the Balkans. So, they came to refer to artists and intellectuals as Bohemians. Gypsy was a European term for the Romani people, an ethnic group with Indian origins who had migrated north.
- Bohemian life rejects materialism, private property, and centers on creativity and communal living. Often associated with the use of drugs and alcohol, bohemians ignore social convention, centering their lives on art.
Well, this has a major effect on the 21st century India where it is much embraced by the mass media, the youth who want to go beyond the mainstream and fashion enthusiasts who love trying something new. It would be apt to say that it is an exotic alternative to the commonly accepted fashion norms.
Before concluding my write up, I would like to share 3 of my most favorite bohemian picks which I am currently crushing on, hope you like them. Would love your suggestions, feedbacks and opinions on this.