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The best cosy tie-dye pieces on the high street and how to DIY


by Holly O'Neill
07th Apr 2020
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Yes, tie-dye is back. Sorry. I don’t make the rules…


At the SS20 shows, pastel tie-dye came down the runways at Dior, Versace, Carolina Herrera, Prabal Gurung, Ralph & Russo, Fyodor Golan, Isabel Marant, Alberta Ferretti, Tibi and more. Now, it’s creeping into our social feeds and onto the high street.

Carolina Herrera

Over on Instagram, @hannahjane_moranj’s simple tie-dye tutorial (and a desire to wear the most vivid brights I can to keep my mood lifted) have influenced me to buy a tie-dye kit on Amazon and get creating with all my new-found time. Here, she shares her guide for how to tie-dye at home.

Versace

“First, make sure that you wet your garment, making sure it’s dampened so that the dye runs through smoothly and easily. There are lots of techniques to choose from, like crumpling and spiralling. Just make sure that whatever one you choose that you secure your piece with as many elastics as you need to hold the design in place.”

Isabel Marant

“Always start with the lightest colour first and make sure that you leave space for the other colours so that they don’t mix together too much. Next, let it cook! The best way to do this is to let it sit in a warm enough room in a plastic bag for 6-8 hours depending on your desired shade — the less time you let it “cook”, the more washed the colour will look, and the longer you leave it, the more intense the colour will turn out.”

 

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“For the final reveal, rinse out the excess dye from your garment by placing it in the sink or running some water over it in the bath. Afterwards, put it on a cool wash, high spin and with no detergent. Once you’re finished, make sure that you put another wash on with nothing in it and with detergent to make sure any excess dye is washed away to avoid colour running into your next load of washing.”

@emilisindlev

Check out @hannahjane_moranj’s simple tie-dye tutorials here. Not prepared to do it yourself? Shop our edit of the cosiest tie-dye pieces for WFH comfort below, from Stripe and Stare‘s gorgeous, sustainable loungewear to Dunnes Stores’ mood-boosting headband.

Vans tie-dye crop hoodie, €76.04

& Other Stories tie-dye graphic t-shirt, €25

H&M tie-dye fine knit jumper, €14.99 

Topshop green tie-dye joggers, €36

River Island tie-dye shorts, €12 

Polo Ralph Lauren tie-dye hoodie, €186.64 

Off-White teal tie-dye sliders, €225  

Arizona Love tie-dye cotton t-shirt, €169 

Dunnes Stores tie-dye hairband, €3 

Stripe and Stare sustainable tie-dye lounge pants, €75

Photography by @emilisindlev and @fearnecotton. Fashion photography by Jason Lloyd Evans.

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