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Trend Alert: The New Tie-Dye

Submitted by on June 14, 2010 – 3:19 pm7 Comments

Resurfacing from the hippie era is tie-dye. From denim to dresses and swimwear, the trend was seen on spring 2010 runways in all shapes and forms. Not to get all History Channel on you, but tie-dye can actually be traced as far back as 618-906 A.D., during the T’ang dynasty in China, and in Japan during the Nara period (552-794 A.D.). It didn’t gain popularity in the North America until the 1960s and 70s.

How do you achieve tie-dye? The process is illustrated on Wikipedia:

Tie-dyeing is accomplished by folding the material into a pattern, and binding it with string or rubber bands. Dye is then applied to only parts of the material. The ties prevent the entire material from being dyed. Designs are formed by applying different colors of dyes to different sections of the wet fabric.

Thankfully, this trend has been tweaked from the days of bell bottoms and braided headbands.

Instead of this:

Go for this:

Proenza Schouler Spring 2010

Katy Perry

BFF dress by T-Bags

Purple Tie Dye Muska High Top by Supra

Source: Harmony Enterprises

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