From fringe to hippie-inspired pieces to high-waisted pants, the 70s have been rampant on the runways for the past couple of seasons. It doesn’t look like the decade is going anywhere, anytime soon as this season we see the resurgence of tie dye. This season, tie dye takes on a whole new look thanks to designer brands, such as Altuzarra, Baja East, and Thakoon. Among the numerous textiles that filled Altuzarra’s spring ‘16 collection, were hand-painted prints, reminiscent of tie dye, in bold greens, blues, and oranges. Proving that tie dye can be sexy, the designer adorned his signature high-slit skirts and dresses in the print-of-the-season. At Baja East, tie dye received an upgrade in the form of a new color palette, which is a big change for the designers behind the line, Scott Studenberg and John Targon, who have been known to stick to more muted tones. Reds, blues, and greens were fused together, creating an amazing tie dye print that has been referred to as the “most graphic of the season.” Citing “New Bohemia” as the theme of his spring line, designer Thakoon Panichgul was practically obligated to include tie dye in his collection, and that he did. The print was used on everything from lightweight denim to silk slip dresses to crinkled chiffon pieces, creating an array of looks from that included casual to edgy.

Ready to join the movement? It’s simple. Just look for a modernized tie dye piece, such as a chic dress or sexy skirt. And be sure to go with simple accessories, so your tie dye will really stand out.

– Daniella DiRienzo