One of the breakout style trends to come from quarantine was tie-dye. Tie-dye, a trend that has come and gone over the years as many trends do, became an integral part of cozy-at-home quarantine wardrobe and was spotted on every item from clothing to shoes to bedding and homewares. Tie-dye brings back a sense of childhood nostalgia for most of us, reminding us of long, hot days at camp or with friends and our hands covered in color. As much as the pandemic and being home has been stressful, we have all been imaginative and tie-dye allowed many of us to perfect art projects for ourselves and our families and add a little lighthearted style fun to our more casual stay-at-home looks.
Tie-dye was also on the mind of Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri when it came to creating the Fall 2020 ready-to-wear collection. Dior introduced an entire line of bags (and beyond), aptly named Dior Tie-Dye Creations, which features precious dyeing techniques on the House classic bags. All of the staples, including the 30 Montaigne, Saddle Bag and Lady Dior, and Dior Book Tote received tie-dye treatment. While some bags feature a range of navy hues, others have a khaki colorway in hypnotic designs.
The Dior Book Tote and Saddle Bag feature canvas with embroidery while the other bags (30 Montaigne and Lady Dior) are made from leather which allows the tie-dye pattern to stand out nicely. While some tie-dye items appear a bit too trendy, Dior was able to create a line of bags that are both very of the moment and wearable long term with versatile color combinations.