Bohemian Luxury: Winter 2009 Fashion Trend

When Anja Rubik, Natasha Poly, and Lily Donaldson all headed down the catwalk during Milan Fashion Week we realised there was one key look that would influence 2009 fashion trends above all others. Sure to become a staple for fashionisers everywhere it’s the Bohemian Luxury fashion trend.

What is it?

It’s a luxury take on a bohemian look. Part peasant, part Cossack, part sex-goddess rock chic. And it’s here for the colder months of 2008/2009 – largely thanks to an outstanding collection by Frida Giannini for Gucci’s Fall (Autumn) / Winter 2008/2009 women’s collection and men’s collection.

Bohemian Luxe Trend - Russian Gypsy
Looks from Gucci, Naeem Khan, and Anna Sui

Of course, 2009′s Bohemian Luxury fashion trend has been a long time coming. With its most recent origins in the boho trend, it’s strong gypsy and folk overtones mean that it might be the perfect personification of the foho trend.

That would be selling it short though.

While it is folk-inspired, and it is bohemian, it is also so much more. It has its roots in traditional folk elements – particularly Russian ones – but it fuses in luxury elements and rock-chic attitude.

The Key Elements:

  • Billowy white peasant shirts
  • Fringed boots
  • Folk-inspired tooled leather pieces
  • Embroidery and paisley prints
  • Charm / coin belts and jewellery
  • Luxurious fur or fur-trimmed pieces
  • Fringed long skinny scarves
  • Bed hair and smudged smoky eye-makeup

Get the Bohemian look

Take Inspiration From:

  • 70s rock icons Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithful
  • Victor Hugo’s Esmeralda
  • Jane Seymour’s Solitaire in Live and Let Die
  • Traditional Hussar and Cossack dress

Bohemian Luxe Trend Inspirations

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for, where she serves as the publication's Editor.