This year, cannabis-inspired couture collections will open New York Fashion Week. Does it mean that cannabis-themed fashion is on top of its popularity? How has a weed leaf become the must-have symbol among celebrities?
Cannabis fashion has moved beyond Rastafarian beanies and stoner shirts. It has become more stylish and less stoner-like than before. Moreover, trending weed pieces look sought-after and have nothing in common with poor taste. Popular celebrities like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus wear weed-themed clothes and jewelry during their performances, so smoking is not the only way to use pot these days. Cannabis is becoming increasingly popular as the new fashion trend.
Though marijuana is still facing a negative social attitude, the herb is conquering the world of fashion. Marijuana plants inspire designers like LG Maki and Alexander Wang to use weed leaves in their new collections.
LG Maki, designer at Mary Jane Runway, used huge pot leaves of bright colors as a print for her new collection of cannabis couture clothing for men, women, and dogs. The designer shows that the times of T-shirts with green weed leaves are gone, and cannabis-themed fashion can be colorful and chic. Her collection will be presented at the 2017 NYC Fashion Week as a sign that marijuana prosecution has ended, and people can openly show their support of weed.
Alexander Wang is another designer who creates cannabis fashion today. During his autumn 2016 show, he presented his collection of coats, dresses, and miniskirts that were beautifully decorated with marijuana leaves. Margot Robbie wore one of the dresses made by Wang when she hosted Saturday Night Live.
In 2010, Vivienne Westwood shocked the visitors of her show when she dressed one of her models in a leaf-print dress.
In addition, John Targon and Scott Studenberg, designers at Baja East, also used cannabis in their show. Their models walked down the runway with vape pens and cannabis-themed jewelry.
Weed jewelry is also popular in the fashion world. Jacquie Aiche is a Los Angeles jewelry brand that includes an entire collection of clutches and hoop earrings with cannabis patterns. Justin Bieber and other stars have bought pieces from this collection.