The common use of the term “Bohemian” comes from the French “bohemien,” which was descriptive of citizens from Bohemia (now present-day Czechoslovakia) who were believed to be gypsies.
The late 19th Century Parisian Bohemian Movement was a reaction by artists in the cafes against the stubborn society definitions of art. Counting Toulouse-Lautrec among them, these artists embraced the radical and the noncomformative in their work. The Bohemian movement has continued artistically, through such outlets as surrealism, punk rock and even the unconventional Designers we see at fashion week.
Today, the term has morphed to mean that which is artistic, creative and unconventional.
Now that we have the educational portion of this post out of the way…
The “Bohemian” style has been spotted at numerous Design Houses this season and we have seen an increasing number of Bohemian-Inspired looks in the past few weeks.
Our hands-down favorite is this incredible gown by Amanda Wakeley:
Amanda Wakeley style AW108
Nicole Miller showed some easy-to wear styles with a Bohemian flair. We love the idea of tossing this in a bag and runnign off for some island nuptials:
Nicole Miller Bridal
And for the stunningly-chic yet Bohemian-at-heart bride, look no further than this Lace number from Marchesa. We imagine Kate Hudson in this.
We have a sneaking suspicion as to why this look is so in-demand of late…
Whether you go fully Bohemian with your wedding style or choose to incorporate it into one art of your look, you are certain to find an element that is at once timeless and suddenly of-the-moment. One last look at a Bohemian Bride – Dress by Modern Trousseau and Accessories and styling by Renee Pawele for The White Dress: