There is a new, but old trend coming back in style for summer 2019. While tie-dying seems like a fun activity to do with your children, it is now going to be the biggest fashion statement.
After Beyoncé was seen wearing the once out-of-style pattern on the beach, tie-dye has slowly been making its way onto runways like Prada and Stella McCartney. “It was a huge trend that we saw both on and off the runway and we embraced it from a wide variety of brands,” Net-a-Porter global buying director Elizabeth von der Goltz said. “T-shirts were our key item; think the Ibiza degrade at Chloé, the purple tie-dye at Paco Rabanne, a bright and vibrant version at R13 and Stella McCartney’s oversized T-shirt dresses in pastels colors.”
It’s no surprise that t-shirts are the main choice when it comes to the tie-dye choice, but designers like Proenza are experimenting using the style on denim while Prada applied the technique on mini dresses and A-line skirts.
“Historically, tie-dye has a hippie, ’70s flower-power connotation, whereas the new spring tie-dyes are very modern,” says von der Goltz. “From the more sophisticated color combinations to the more elevated fabrics and the unexpected shapes, the new tie-dye is more elevated and fashion forward.”