The Fashion Memo

The look: tie-dye two ways

Look 1: T-shirt, Paco Rabanne; denim jacket, Balenciaga; sporty sandals, Arizona Love; jeans, Slvrlake; bag, Oroton; sunglasses, Ray-Ban; earrings, Jennifer Fisher; Another 13 Eau De Parfum, Le Labo. Look 2: T-shirt, Paco Rabanne; blazer, Saint Laurent; leather thong sandals, Porte & Paire; pants, Loulou Studio; bag, Loewe; bracelet, Paco Rabanne; Another 13 Eau De Parfum, Le Labo; watch, Cartier

Women across the world have been leaning on the power of mood-enhancing fashion for the past few months now, and this sense of sartorial delight and experimentation is set to have a lasting impact on our closets. Take tie-dye, for example. Until recently, it was rarely seen outside the context of skate wear or ’70s-inspired costumes. However, this season, Paco Rabanne – the French fashion house that has seen a masterful revival under the direction of Julien Dossena – has reinvented the playful print. Head-turning and heartening, consider the brand’s tie-dye slogan tee the jumping-off point for myriad enviable outfits. Tap into tie-dye’s Cali-cool-girl connotations by pairing yours with double denim, sporty sandals and a delicate dusting of gold jewelry; perfect for sunny days spent with friends. Alternatively, if it’s a more elevated look you’re after, let tie-dye enliven your tailored separates. Styled with wide-leg pants and a perfectly cut blazer, this unlikely match makes for a winning combination.