Tie-Dye Is Covering the Spring 2019 Runways

The nostalgia fest continues with colorfully stained clothes.
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Eckhaus Latta, Collina Strada, R13 and John Elliott. Photos: Imaxtree

Eckhaus Latta, Collina Strada, R13 and John Elliott. Photos: Imaxtree

If you thought tie-dyed garments were reserved for your summer camp days in the '90s or for Grateful Dead obsessives, think again. At New York Fashion Week, designers are employing the beloved hippie print for Spring 2019, proving that the spinning, psychedelic colors are making a comeback.

As we all know, the fashion set has spent the summer having a bit of a nostalgia fest, which has perhaps reignited designers' love for colorfully stained garb reminiscent of a carefree childhood. We first spotted the counterculture's uniform at Collina Strada on Thursday, when designer Hillary Taymour used the alluring technique in bright lime greens, deep blues and a soft lavender to visually enhance a series of very wearable basics. Then came John Elliott, who bought technicolor to a skate park with sporty high socks, T-shirts and lightweight trenches. At R13, the colorful act and nod to crafty suburban teens continued, with the use of rainbow tie dye on blazers, rocker tees and pants. Eckhaus Latta also got the multicolor memo and showed a collection filled with tie-dyed denim. 

So, there you have it: plenty of runway proof that tie-dyed apparel might just replace your monochromatic palette of pretty pastels come spring. See it all below. 

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