|Bling and embroidery|
|Jimi Hendrix, the Bohemian star exploring both Urban and Blues|
|Lisa Bonet, la femme Boheme|
Urban fashion hit the mainstream from the Hammer-style pants in the 80's and Neon Graffiti colored leggins and has continued to crossover with Chola style bandannas to the catwalks of today.
Gypsy style 'boho' looks have been adopted by the 60's 'free love' movement from Flamenco ruffled Spanish gypsy skirts to busy Paisley printed scarves we see through some of the top Italian designers of the century.
|VOGUE Spain portrayal of 80's Urban and Russian Gypsy fur and prints|
|Graffiti backdropped Gypsy|
High fashion has never been a stranger to adopting ideas from 'word of mouth' as well as by taking a glance at what is really going on in the Bohemian circles and across the Brooklyn bridge.
The appeal of these worlds to High Fashion and, consequently, the High Street designers is the mystery.
Both are styles of the circles Urban or Boho. Urban scene could be criticized for being too borrowed from sport attire and loud colors of Caribbean carnivals just as Bohemian for not really being Boho but rather Gypsy which culturally is clothing of Romanies dating even further back to India.
|Max Azria for NYC Fashion Week Fall 2013|
Whether positive or negative, the Bohemian Brooklyn effect is definitely present and extremely celebrated in fashion today. And why not? Urban Gypsy? Utterly Great.
Our Gypsy Souls Blog salute you, stylists.