19 January 2011
2011 the year of austerity, public strikes and corporate hate provides the perfect setting for a revival of boho chic. While i won't be moving into a squat, chaining myself to protected woodlands and becoming an ambassador for free trade it seems time to abandon the monochrome wardrobe and embrace all that i hate kitsch symbolistic jewelry, florals, tie-dye and collarless shirts. Paul Smith's SS11 collection offers the irony of boho chic with capitalist prosperity pricetags, the light and airy styles may just get me through the summer of poverty. I'm ready to embrace black boater hats, collarless tie-dye shirts and oxblood red shoes with the purple orange and white short shorts a total dream purchase. I'm ready to start living the utopian dream - the 9-9 corporate job, extortionate rent for a flat that acts more as a storage space and a non existant social life; role on graduation.