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A look at rave-inspired runway fashion collections

Club Kids, Hacienda nights and warehouse vibrations live on in couture

  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 10 February 2017

Behind every runway collection is a specific point of inspiration, sometimes its an emotion, a city or an era.

In recent years, rave culture has caught the eye of many high fashion designers - and rightfully so. The carefree, energetic spirit of the underground translates smoothly to colorful motifs and fabric textures, making for a perfect theme for seasonal showcases in the fashion realm.

One of the most highly publicized examples was Jeremy Scott's Spring 2015 collaboration with Miley Cyrus, which featured neon palettes and layered jewelry modeled after kandi.

Henry Holland's 2016 House Of Holland menswear collection was directly influenced by Hacienda nights and the acid generation, pulling from baggy, industrial silhouettes and repeating logos.

Marc Jacob's SS17 collection showcased models with colored dreadlocks and clashing pastel prints, while Victoria Secret's 2014 fashion show featured bright tights and acid smiley balloons.

See the full gallery of rave inspired runway moments above.

[Photos: House of Holland / Jeremy Scott / Marc Jacobs / Marc by Marc Jacobs / Ashish / Libertine / Molly Goddard / Stretsis / Morecco / Victoria Secret]

Sydney is Mixmag's US Digital Content Editor. Follow her on Twitter here

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