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The History of Haute Hippie
American designer Trish Wescoat Pound launched Haute Hippie in 2008, long after Woodstock and the Summer of Love. While she admired the comfort and practicality of the bohemian clothing that the hippies wore, she wanted to reinterpret the clothing in a modern, sophisticated way.
Helming her own fashion line was the ultimate dream for fashion fan Trish Wescoat Pound, who started her career in the industry as a receptionist for Calvin Klein. She climbed the corporate ladder quickly, transitioning to positions with Theory, Michael Kors, and Liz Claiborne. She used every position as an opportunity to learn as much as she could about the fashion business until she felt confident enough to launch her own line.
Today, there are millions of Haute Hippie fans around the world. These relaxed bohemian clothes are available in nearly 90 countries.
A New Take on Bohemian Apparel From Haute Hippie
Haute Hippie has the heart of a true bohemian, but the label reinterprets the style of the late 60s in a new, modern way. There are no psychedelic motifs, tie-dye details, or other kitschy embellishments like we see in traditional hippie clothes for women. Instead, Haute Hippie clothes typically feature plain fabrics in mellow earthy hues like sand, mushroom, and ecru. When the brand does experiment with patterns, they're timeless, like florals and animal prints. Many pieces are unadorned and minimalist, but you will find some clothes with fringes, tassels, or hand beading.
The clothes are comfortable and loose to flatter women of any shape. Haute Hippie dresses always have a relaxed silhouette, whether they're light wrap dresses for daytime or sequined cocktail dresses for a fancy night out. Flowing Haute Hippie tops look beautiful paired with Haute Hippie skirts and shorts. You could also wear a Haute Hippie blouse in the workplace, especially when paired with a more traditional, corporate pencil skirt or pair of tailored pants.
Other Brands With Haute Hippie's Boho-Chic Ethos
Haute Hippie isn't the only brand modern-day hippies will fall for. If you love Haute Hippie, the following designer labels are also likely to strike a chord.
Kimchi Blue, an Urban Outfitters label, has a more boho-chic vibe than its parent line. The designer label plays with soft fabrics like chiffon, cotton voile, and lace to give its blouses, suits, and tea dresses a romantic, feminine feel.
Founded in 1984, Free People is much older than Haute Hippie or Kimchi Blue, but its appeal for young people endures. The brand offers an exhaustive range of boho-chic apparel, including dresses, tops, jeans, rompers, jackets, and athletic wear. The pieces feature bold embroidery, lace panels, and other embellishments to make them stand out.
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