How Boho fashion is changing for a younger generation
Fashion designer John Barley is a master of the long tail and he’s been making it a specialty for a decade.
He’s the man behind the label Boho Fashion.
In a way, it’s a perfect fit.
For his latest, the brand’s collection has a vintage vibe that doesn’t quite fit with the “new boy” generation.
Here, he talks to me about his influences and how he’s bringing back Boho.
I asked him about his love of old fashion, his thoughts on the fashion industry and his future.
I’ve seen you start your career with the label in the early 2000s.
How did you get into Boho?
What did you learn from working with the iconic brands of the time?
When I started working for Boho in 2002, it was just a fun project to create and experiment with the designs.
I was just working on my own creative journey at the time, and I knew that I wanted to do something with this vintage-inspired label.
So I started out working with pieces by Maitreya, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Versace.
Then in 2004, I moved to a small shop in London called the Maitresse in a tiny street called Bishopsgate.
I really got inspired by these pieces, and it was a great opportunity to start thinking about how I wanted the brand to look.
I would say that at that point in my career, I was really inspired by the designs by Miro and I had a lot of respect for them.
I wanted it to be as good as the Miro pieces I was inspired by, but also I wanted a little bit more of an ’80s vibe.
I loved the way they made their clothes.
I remember sitting in the Môtresse and having a conversation with a designer there who I had just met.
He was like, “I really think that this is the perfect piece for the label, so I’ll give you the chance to design it.”
That was the beginning of the evolution of the label.
We had a really good relationship, and after a while, we had this concept that we were going to design a range of suits.
So we were actually working on this concept of a range, but we didn’t have the money for a design shop, so we were looking for a designer who had a passion for the style.
So he agreed to do it, and then he came up with a very, very detailed and really detailed design.
It was really quite ambitious and it made a really, really, strong statement about our brand.
I think he was very inspired by Ralph Lauren and the work he had done with Louis Vuittier and Versacourt.
I love that he chose to work with that particular designer.
That was a really strong and powerful statement of who we were.
You said you started out in the fashion world in 2004.
What was the first Boho suit you bought?
The first Bohosuit I bought was for myself, and there was a lot more for me to do with that.
I still have it.
I had it when I was a teenager, I had to wear it every day.
I’m not even a very big fan of suits, but it was definitely a bit of a statement, especially for me at that time.
What’s your favorite Boho jacket?
I like this one.
I have two of these suits.
I actually have this one that I wore for two years.
It’s an older jacket, but the details in it are very good and it’s got a vintage-style fit.
The thing about it is that it’s quite versatile.
I can wear it with jeans or with a button-down, but I also love the fact that it has the classic Boho shape.
I like to wear a suit that is a little more casual than a suit with a little blazer or a tuxedo, but still has a classic look.
And it’s also got the classic silhouette.
So, I think it’s very flattering, and that’s a plus for me.
I also like the jacket for my wife.
It is one of those jackets that you have to wear, but if you don’t, it can be really awkward and it can look a bit casual.
So it’s perfect for her.
What is the one thing you can’t live without?
The most important thing for me is the Boho bag.
I always have it with me.
You can wear your bag everywhere, and you can take it anywhere.
It can go anywhere.
If you’re travelling, it has to be on the top of the table.
I wear it everywhere, it really helps me stay fit and healthy, because I get really fit when I have it on my shoulders and shoulders and I get so relaxed in the gym.
And if you’re in the hotel, it makes you feel super comfortable.
It keeps you fit and cool.
When I’m in the house, it keeps me warm.