Desert Dreams Beyond the Norm: Alternative Couture & Sandy Chic

Desert Fashion Beyond The Norm: Desertcore Style for Wanderlust Nomads

Otherworldly Desert Style: A Sand-Inspired Lookbook


Step out of time and dive into a realm of fantasy, where dreams become reality.


In this liminal space of shifting sand, fluidity is key and nothing is permanent. It is an oasis inviting you to release. A place where you are free to shift and transform, becoming a better version of yourself.

On a physical level, sand is composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. Varying in texture and colour, you will find it all around the world on beaches or deserts. Sand also gained various meanings across times and cultures, which fascinated the Psylo design team; from the mindful meditation of sand “Zen gardens” to the sacred element representing the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds among Native American tribes. Inspired by these ancient cultural practices, we bring you this sandy Ethno-Punk style edit. Joining our Desert Punk and Dieselpunk lookbooks, we'll be showcasing here outfits inspired by desert mysticism and sand symbolism that you can wear, style and play - to bring a touch of fantasy to your daily life.

Like a snowflake or grain of sand, you are unique. We invite you to express it with your clothing.



Nomadic Sand Sorcerers

Our first desert fashion looks are inspired by the magical sand sorcerers. As part of a nomadic tribe that roams the vast deserts, they have a deep connection with the ever-shifting sands and are skilled in reading the subtle signs of the desert. They specialise in sand manipulation and use it for both offensive and defensive purposes. They can also summon sandstorms, create illusions in the desert, and navigate effortlessly through the shifting dunes.

These two looks are inspired by the mysterious desert, the softness of desert dunes and the fluidity of sand. This inspiration can be seen in the long, soft layers of fabrics. As well as in the light, neutral and earthy palette, with a few dark accents. These outfits are soft yet edgy, relaxed yet elegant.


Look #1 Man

Look #1 Woman

Fluidity. Nomadic Sand Sorcerers (Images above) Her: BFB Top, Onomik Unisex Kimono, Le Skirt. Him: Patchwork Tee, Long Necka Pants and Tosca Hoodie Scarf.



Oasis Shapeshifters

Our next desert style outfits are inspired by the elusive nature of transformation represented in the Oasis Shapeshifters. The existence of this mystical group is closely entwined with the life-giving waters hidden amidst the dunes. Their eyes hold the secrets of countless transformations, reflecting the depth of their connection to both the mystical waters and the ever-changing desert. The Oasis Shapeshifters, in their various forms, act as guardians of the oasis, ensuring its protection against those who would exploit its power. Their presence embodies the delicate balance between adaptability and preservation, a harmonious dance in the unforgiving embrace of the desert's endless sands.

With shapeshifting being the main inspiration for these looks, versatility here is key. The base of these two outfits is everyday wear of a comfy top, paired with easy-going leggings or shorts. This “simple” combo is elevated by adding a statement layer, and many additional “style touches”. Demonstrating the power of accessories to transform your look to fit every occasion.


Look #2 Man

Look #2 Woman

Look #2 couple

Versatility. Oasis Shapeshifters (Images above) Her: Ply Top, Raffia Leggings, Mesh Gloves and Vmix T Belt. Him: Baggy Tee, Groovy Shorts, Imma Hooded Kaftan and Pocket Armbands.



Sandbound Magicians

Our final desert styles are inspired by the mystical knowledge intertwined with the very essence of the desert. The Sandbound Magicians wield the very grains of the desert as conduits of their magic, manipulating sandstorms and conjuring illusions that dance with the mirages of the unforgiving landscape. Their eyes, deep and knowing, reflect the wisdom gained from communing with the ancient spirits dwelling within the dunes. As guardians of powerful knowledge, they navigate the fine line between harnessing the desert's power and ensuring its sacred equilibrium endures.

Guaranteed to turn heads and not for the faint-hearted, our last two looks are styled to make you feel empowered. Almost like you’ve tapped into some forbidden powers. Demonstrating attention to detail to the last seam, these outfits are all about making a big statement with your clothing and expressing your style uniquely.


Look #2 Man

Look #3 couple

Look #3 Man standing

Look #3 Woman

Empowerment. Sandbound Magicians (Images above + top banner) Her: Fulla Wrap Top, Pecoa Hooded Shrug, Ash Unisex Wrap Skirt, Pecoa Armwarmers and Vmix T Belt. Him: Mask Sleeveless Hoodie, Patchwork Jumper, Razor Bermuda Shorts, Storm Neckwarmer, Assassin Vmix Wristband and Abstract Pecoa Legwarmers.



This lookbook highlights some of our “essentials” - those timeless designs that encompass our passion for sustainability, skilled craftsmanship and eye for detail. We thank the talented crew that supported in bringing the vision into reality. Big thank you goes to Mari and Adrian for modeling, Theo for this talented photography, Juno for gorgeous hair and makeup, and everybody on our Bali team who contributed to making this dystopian desert-style showcase. ♥️

More than a script for great outfits, we hope that these looks inspire you to look at your outfit as a canvas for free expression. Each piece of clothing is an invitation for you to explore symbols of aspirations, your dreams and fantasies. [Re]discover our timeless collection of alternative clothing and be ready to elevate your style game:



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