Flair from '70s fashion finds its way to stores.
Dries Van Noten; Gucci; Celine; Chloe
From left, Dries Van Noten button-down shirt embroidered top and shorts. Gucci jumpsuit and boots. Celine top, skirt and silk belt. Chloe shirt, skirt and sandals.
t was only a matter of time before Coachella's colorful, do-it-yourself-inspired, fun festival style grooved its way into high fashion.
The Dries Van Noten collection that's currently in stores is a kaleidoscopic take on the haute hippie trend, with rainbow stripes, bandanna paisleys, frayed silk chiffon, brocades and more splashed onto maxi-skirts, fringe tops, surfer shorts and pajama pants. And denim has gone luxe at Gucci, Chloé and Louis Vuitton, with 1970s-inspired flares and sundresses that are both relaxed and refined.
Closer to home, several labels are using denim as a canvas for artistic expression. Erin Feniger started hand-painting jeans after being inspired by Venice artists and their paint-splattered clothing, and has since moved her Rialto Jean Project studio to New York's South Street Seaport, an up-and-coming fashion destination. Her one-of-a-kind painted styles also sell online and at Barneys New York.
Mother embroidered denim The Brother jacket, $500 at Mother Denim.
Rialto Jean Project
Rialto Jean Project splatter-painted vintage flare jeans, $245 at Rialto Jean Project.
L.A.'s Bliss & Mischief, created by Hillary Justin, offers vintage jeans with original embroidery inspired by flowers, cactuses and other Western motifs. And the spring collection by Mother, the denim label founded in 2010 by Tim Kaeding and Lela Tillem Becker, features trippy-looking flowers and landscape scenes embroidered onto denim jackets and cuffed denim shorts.
Bella Freud cotton jersey Happening sweatshirt, $245 at Canary Boutique, Dallas.
You can also tap into the free spirit of the spring season with a spritz of Bella Freud's new fragrance, an elegant rose-saffron-frankincense-blond-wood mix called 1970. Or slip on Maison Margiela's sweet-looking daisy ring for flower power.
Maison Martin Margiela
Maison Margiela brass flower ring, $420 at Maison Margiela, Beverly Hills and Net-A-Porter.
Cyrille Robin / Aurellie Bidermann
Aurellie Bidermann earrings with turquoise and feathers, $1,005.
Lulu Frost brass and resin Traveler charm bracelet, $295 at Lulu frost.
Kotur handbag with eagle embellishment, $950, at Kotur.
Agomstino Osio / Prada
Prada leather-trim sunglasses, price upon request at select Prada boutiques.
Etro men's graphic printed sneakers, $873 at Etro.
Laurent Bremaud / Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton denim patchwork ankle boot, $1,350 at select Louis Vuitton stores.
Rob Sydor / Will Leather Goods
Will Leather Goods Woodstock-inspired bicycle, $10,000 at Will Leather Goods, Venice.