Fashion Under the Influence

Fashion has long been a provocateur — a notorious avenue where one’s heart’s desires can be worn on a literal sleeve. Its most recent flirtation? Cannabis. That’s right, friends. Marijuana is au courant. Mary-Jane; which has widely been consumed under the radar is now finally taking centerstage. Here’s a quick and dirty roundup of some key moments in the cannabis x fashion history:

2014:

Miley Cyrus performs in a one-piece during the Vancouver stop of her tour.

Photo: Kevin Mazur // WireImage

Photo: Kevin Mazur // WireImage

2016:

Alexander Wang sends models down the runway in a leafy print.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos // Indigital.tv

Photo: Yannis Vlamos // Indigital.tv

2017:

Colette goes out with a bang

with a final collab with Saint Laurent that includes this rolling paper case.

Photo: Saint Laurent

Photo: Saint Laurent

2018:

Cannabis for recreational use was legalized in the state of California.

Bella Hadid shows up to a dinner in Milan

sporting a necklace of marijuana leaves courtesy of BVLGARI.

Photo: @bellahadid // Instagram

Photo: @bellahadid // Instagram

2019:

Viktor + Rolf had the internet talking with a certain green-hued number.

Photo: Thierry Chesnot // Getty Images

Photo: Thierry Chesnot // Getty Images

JUST LAST MONTH:

Barney’s New York opens a curated shop

of cannabis accessories + wellness products.

It’s called, what else? The High End.

Photo: Barney’s New York

Photo: Barney’s New York

It’s no secret that the decriminalization of cannabis in certain parts of the U.S. has contributed to the drastic rise of weed apparel. As more and more major brands begin to dip their feet into the MJ pool, we’ll pretty soon find ourselves in the dawn of a new era.