Bohemian style, with its unique history and aesthetic precipitation, will not disappear with the passage of time and can be regarded as a classic clothing design style. The unrestrained, casual, romantic, and untamed style connotations of bohemianism cater to the aesthetic pursuit and needs of modern people who advocate freedom, self-expression, and maverickism. This paper explores the origin of bohemian style and its essence, and applies it to women's fashion design to deepen people's understanding of this style and make this style of clothing more accepted and liked by more people.
Bohemian style overview
Origin of Bohemia "Bohemia" is a land country in the central region of Europe, which used to belong to the Roman Empire and now belongs to the Czech Republic. When one speaks of Bohemia, one naturally thinks of the Gypsies. Originally living in northwestern India, the Gypsies were forced to leave their homeland and migrate to different parts of the world around the tenth century A.D. when a war broke up their peaceful life. The French call them Bohemians, and those with a Bohemian spirit are also referred to as "Bohemians. The Gypsies lived mainly by selling and begging, and their vagabond life cultivated in them an unrestrained concept of life, such as having fun, being optimistic and open-minded, and having contempt for wealth, and also cultivated a kind of "prodigality" that is rare among other nationalities. After the nineteenth century, the term "bohemian" was commonly used to describe people, environments, or works of literature and art that had a literary and artistic flavor. Bohemianism was formed by the French literati after being influenced by the gypsy way of life and concept of survival. The Bohemian spirit is simply a systematic general term for the spirituality and life style of the Bohemians.
The aesthetic spirit of "art for art's sake" The preface of "Bohemians, Scenes from the Life of the Literati in the Latin Quarter" by Murger is the first to suggest that "Bohemia was a state of art. Bohemia is the state of art, the origin of the humanities, the temple of the gods, the home of the soul" . The four prologues strongly point to the core of Bohemia's "artistic faith". Since then, the aestheticism represented by Wilhelm Gaunt They interpreted Bohemia as a kind of artistic religious spirit in which art is supreme.
An expression of the artistic spirit of the avant-garde In many writings, the avant-garde are directly referred to as Bohemians. The representative figure, Jerrold Sayers, believes that avant-garde art was the inevitable end of Bohemia's development until the end of the nineteenth century, and that Bohemia's century-long exploration of the relationship between art, artists, art and commerce, and art and life, gave Bohemia a survival aesthetic through surrealism from a historical perspective, making it more legally reasonable and elevating it to a principle of survival art.
In the 1830s, the war between the Bohemian literature and art, mainly in the commercial and market spheres, which favored materialism, conformity, tradition, and order, and the Bohemian art, which focused on innovation, rebellion, freedom, and self-expression, lasted for about a hundred years. In the 1960s, however, David Brooks, in his book The Bubos in Paradise, fused the two distinct groups to form a new group: the "Bubos," a group of elites who sought both materialistic refinement and freedom and romance.
Aesthetic expression of daily life According to the British scholar Featherstone, the aesthetic presentation of daily life can be described in three senses. The second sense is to plan the transformation of life into works of art, so that Bohemia is in the trend of the aestheticization of daily life. From the above observations, it is easy to conclude that the bohemian spirit is torn between several conflicts. These contradictions stem from the fact that it involves both the intellectuals, who are imbued with a refined culture, and the lower class, which makes Bohemia struggle between "art for art's sake" and "artification of life," both of which are in opposition to each other. However, the term that best sums up the Bohemian spirit is still "living art".
Definition of Boho dresses style is the product of the Bohemian spirit. This style of boho dresses is not only the national clothing of the Bohemian people, but also a modernized and diversified style that incorporates elements of clothing from various regions that have been absorbed over time. The Russian multi-layered ruffled dresses, Indian embroidery, beading and colored stones, Moroccan leather tassels, pendants and beads, eye-catching handmade decorations and rich hand-woven fabrics, cascading lace, vintage batik prints, openwork, knots, irregular patterns and patchwork with different styles of fabrics are all classic elements of the bohemian style. Gothic and intricate tailoring is used, with the focus on the collar and waist. The strong inclusiveness of the bohemian style allows it to incorporate a variety of elements into a style that is naturally unified, complex and uncluttered. It is unconventional and free in form, and harmonious in its overall beauty. Bohemian is a slightly decadent and unrestrained style of clothing that attaches more importance to casualness and leisure, with the decadent and unrestrained representing a rebellious attitude toward tradition and the casual and leisurely showing the ease of competition and leisurely life.
Bohemian style in the design of women's specific aesthetic application of clothing is the "second skin" of people, both practical and aesthetic properties. The Bohemian people's distinctive ethnic history, religious beliefs and way of life have created their special clothing aesthetics. The general characteristics of Boho dresses are eclectic, advocating the maintenance of the original natural beauty, natural and undecorated, harmonious and unified overall style, complex and varied details, showing a high degree of aesthetics and diversity. Design concept Nowadays, the cold industrialized mode and the overly strict and exquisite modern life mode make more and more young people feel tired and bored. They want to leave behind the restraint in the city and experience the feeling of indulgence. After fully appreciating a large number of clothing design works of excellent designers at home and abroad, I made three sets of Boho dresses. The design of this time, I consider from the style, fabric, color and other aspects, aims to design to meet the psychological needs of young people to reduce the tension of urban life, taking into account the fashion and leisure of women's clothing, reflecting the bohemian style of free and unrestrained, passionate, bold and unrestrained. One chiffon fabric is mainly yellow and blue in color, and the pattern is a combination of paisley and floral pattern, and the other chiffon fabric is a geometric pattern with multiple colors in horizontal direction. When denim and bohemian prints meet in one outfit, it reflects the inclusiveness of bohemia, and in today's fast-paced society, busy and casual can go hand in hand.