Tie and dye also popularly called Adire is nothing new to us. Because it was actually a thing in the ’90s before Ankara waltzed in and stole the show. But it’s coming back and we are totally here for it.
Now before you roll your eyes in indifference, we’ll have you know that Tie & dye isn’t what it used to be. Just in case what you’re remembering is the mess you created in fine art class in J.S.S 3. It has actually evolved. And it seems like it might be taking centre stage in fashion this year and we are really psyched about that! But before we get too excited, let’s tell you how we figured it out.
As any fashion enthusiast knows, one of the major ways to forecast trends is to be a keen observer during fashion shows and then pay attention to the market afterwards.
The New York Fashion Week which held in September 2018 featured looks from designers like R13 (left), Prabal Gurung (centre) and Eckhaus Latta(right) who showcased tie and dye outfits as part of their collection (we see appropriation here though, we digress):
Oh and it wasn’t just them, other designers like Collina Strada also showcased tie and dye pieces. Check out two of their pieces below:
You’re probably thinking that this doesn’t look anything like tie and dye. Well, we told ya! It has evolved.
With all the tie and dye collections showcased by various designers, we’re not surprised that it has trickled down into some ready to wear fashion brands. E.g popular fashion retailer, Fashion Nova.
And bringing it back home, our very own Tiffany Amber had beautiful tie and dye pieces shown privately during the Lagos Fashion Week last year. The pieces in her diffusion line, Tan By Tiffany Amber are gorgeous tie and dye designs. Check them out below:
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Adara x @tanbytiffanyamber join forces to create significant market opportunities for low-income women through this new collection. The collection features a selection of styles by TAN, which utilizes a delicate blend of modern sophistication and glamour, offered at the right price point. All the textiles used in the collection were painstakingly designed, hand painted and printed by 24 women who as a result of the collaboration are benefiting improved income and hopefully broader markets for their skills and textiles. Tiffany Amber and Adara Foundation share a common goal in deepening the fashion industry in Nigeria by creating a platform for creative fabric design led by women. . .
See? It’s Tie and dye season, don’t sleep on it. To get in on it now, you can shop really fashionable tie and dye pieces here from just N2,600.
That’s not all, check out this brand that has an entire collection of Tie and dye pieces.
(Featured image: Instagram/Tanbytiffanyamber)
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