Finally the tides are slowly changing away from the ultra girly Spring. Behind the loads of floral print, lace and cancan hats lies more adult trends. Mode is really surging this summer and with it tie dye. Adult is finding Pucci better than switching their style to little girl prints.
So my rule for trend spotting is
:sparkle2: see it once: it’s a fluke
:sparkle2: see it twice: it’s copycatting
:sparkle2: see it thrice: IT’S A TREND!
My first exposure to tiedye this Spring was the WC onesie.
Super cute with a nice feminine neckline.
Then I saw this Days of Freedom one. Separated at birth anyone…?
Now this could just be copycatting, but when searching for more tie dye I ran into so much clothing.
This trend is rising for a few reasons: it goes with the natural ethnic trend, it’s bold for more adult looks, it’s a changeable print that suits hippie and mode items alike. :sparkle2:
Take Gimlet’s takes on TIE DYE to see it work with gyaru clothing.
A playful, bright onesie fits the simple Spring.
In rows tie dye creates a very Ethnic Gyaru look.
From other brands let’s check out ADULT MODE TIE DYE
Super sexy pheromone mode for Hoshiaya in Dilga adult Tie Dye
A cool bleach denim look for Sly
Nuts Magazine favorite Ghost of Harlem with a bold take on tie dye.
Glad News uses great tailoring to make a resort style adult gyaru look
I’m in love with this dress. EMODA uses tie dye type print to create an adult mode pattern.
Let’s then look how TIE DYE does ETHNIC styles
Finally! LB-03 gives b-kei gyaru help with trends with this beautiful ethnic print maxi dress.
Brand new from Love Girls Market, a hippie gyaru tie dye.
Seems like TIE DYE and MAXI DRESS are a marriage made in chic heaven.
Now unlike tie dye which is a new trend in gyaru, Pucci print has been around along the sidelines of gal for quite sometime. There’s Pucci style deco, Pucci nails and definite Pucci print style clothing. Designer Emilio Pucci ‘s brand Pucci is known for its playful geometric prints that are especially popular as scarves, bikinis and cover-ups. Pucci scarf resale value is quite high in Japan and it was a coveted print last summer for Agejos.
Since I’m talking about an adult Agejo fronted fashion I’m bound to find it at Agejo stores: Lip Service, Me Jane, and more.
Me Jane‘s newest Pucci release. Quite lovely!
Sexy Agejo Maxi dress from Me Jane
Of course Lip Service‘s Maxi dress Pucci style from Golden Week
More Agejo Pucci from Lip Service. This seems very Momoeri to me.
And even Pucci Print scarves from Lip Service
Emoda also takes on the Pucci trend with a sleek mini skirt.
And Duras goes with a Pucci paisley scarf.
I admit I feel I’ve hit that point where I might not buy anymore floral this season. Having Pucci and Tie Dye as an option make choosing new clothing a bit easier. These trends are great since both can be thrifted. Or, if you’d like to play a little High and Low style, see if you can score a Pucci scarf off eBay.
Don’t abandon hope on this season simply being girly or floral. I feel Mode will make a larger impact into Fall. I am also liking that these are both adult gyaru trends so they suit those left out of the typical summer fashion (i.e. Cocolulu the like).
I do hope this signals more of a return to resort wear. Soon Japan will get horribly hot and humid and around this time often more loose, sheer styles debut to combat the insidious heat. :sparkle: