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We're barely two weeks into summer and the fashion world is already buzzing about the newest resort collections. The runway trend that's setting our staffers' hearts aflutter? Grown-up tie-dye. Designers like Fausto Puglisi, Michael Kors, and Gucci are shaking up these psychedelic swirls and turning the messy craft you loved as a kid into a full-fledged fashion statement — but this is a far cry from those shirts you made at camp.
Of course, those catwalk versions won't hit stores until late this year, but we found plenty of refined, sophisticated tie-dye wares to sustain your wardrobe in the here and now. Up ahead, shop these decidedly non-hippie-dippy pieces, and say a big hello to tie-dye's new guard.
Photo: Courtesy of Fausto Puglisi.