The boho concept: From the 19th Century up till now
When did the term Bohemianism was born?
The concept of boho comes from the term Bohemianism, which first emerged in the early 19th century during a time when financially struggling artists, writers and musicians began to populate the lower-rent, lower class, Romani neighbourhoods of France. The term mentions an unconventional way of life, suggestive of people with shared interests in art, music and even spirituality. Being like a gypsy, it is mysterious and without the intent of extreme fashion.
Since that moment, Bohemian style has been, for over 200 years, an exotic alternative to the accepted fashions and is generally associated with artists, writers and intellectuals.
How do you dress like a “boho chic”?
Bohemian style consists of loose, colourful clothing and has been known nowadays as “Boho chic and hippie style”.
Though fashion often embraces Boho chic, the life itself – the yearning for individual freedom, the rejection of modern materialistic concepts, the dream of utopian ideals, and production of hand-crafted goods remains a powerful alternative to mainstream culture. Now, it’s a way to express individuality. Typically characterized by splashes of colour, ﬂowing fabrics, patterns, ﬂowers and excessive accessories, the Boho chic style allows individuals to express their desire to break away from social norms and live unconventionally.
The “bohemian chic” in and of itself is a contradiction since it combines the dressed down and frugal aspects of bohemia with the smart and more expensive accouterments of chic fashion. So fashion designers have increased the embellishment, craftsmanship, and material quality of their output, making it trends for years. While its prevalence cannot be denied, few women are turning to the bohemian trend in order to make a self-declarative statement of identity.
The positive thing here is that bohemian styles happen to be in sync with the kind of relaxed, wearable silhouettes that the modern woman favours and, as such, the trend is welcome in wardrobes around the world.
The popular Boho Style in music festivals around the world
The Bohemian lifestyle also has close ties to the celebration of music, and the Boho style is thus popular at festivals across the world, beginning in the ’60s and ’70s with hippies and the free-spirited who also encouraged an unconventional lifestyle.
Today there are a large number of festivals in which “boho fashion” is one of the main protagonists. All the prints and possible designs are welcome, combined with a thousand accessories such as boho leather bags, vintage sunglasses, amazing jewelry, an infinity of different types of hats, handcrafted leather backpacks… All of them liberal and bohemian!
The famous festival Coachella, held in California (United States) is undoubtedly the boho festival par excellence. It stands out for the elaborated and stylish looks of its assistants, which contain all the elements mentioned above.
Untitled’s passion for Boho Style as a brand
We as a brand feel the connection with the bohemian lifestyle as it’s made of agents and change. We love to challenge and push boundaries and to make a boho leather bag both authentic and artistic.
Untitled Barcelona is Boho and Chic: Artistic, relaxed & liberated. That perfect mix of lifestyle in a bohemian culture that screams the style of freedom and colourful creativity all around by breaking the boundaries. Walking on the streets with the message of art and self-empowerment as an individual of freedom. Our boho leather bags collections are made from the best artisanal materials and handmade with love from the best artist of Barcelona.