Maybe it's a nod to the now popular, eco-friendly green movement, or maybe fashion designers are taking their cues from the Grateful Dead. Whatever the inspiration for spring's funky patchwork look, this shabby-chic style is anything but American Quaker. For the haute-bohemian trend, mix-masters like Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana stitched together some very glamorous hippie-style patchwork chiffon gowns for their D&G line and also turned out ultra-luxe patchwork python shoes. At Miu Miu, handbags come in similar scraps of snakeskin. And for trendsetters intent on having a wardrobe that matches their home décor, Squint's reupholstered vintage couch and Etro's geometric pillows will give any interior that of-the-moment artist's-loft look.
1 D&G multiprint chiffon floor-length dress ($7,570; dolcegabbana.it)
2 ETRO raw-silk patchwork pillow ($265; etro.com
3 Louis Vuitton Trésor necklace with mother-of-pearl, horn and strass ($10,570; louisvuitton.com
4 Marcel Wanders plate for Royal Tichelaar Makkum ($320; www.tichelaar.nl)
5 Squint vintage English couch upholstered in new and vintage textiles ($10,500; jroaman.com
6 Miu Miu leather bag with snakeskin detail ($850; miumiu.com
7 Dolce & Gabbana multicolored python peep-toe boot ($1,325; dolcegabbana.it)