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The Roma aesthetic is based on 19th and 20th century Romani population fashion, style and way of life. In certain communities, mysticism and religion hold an important place.


Romani/Romany, are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group mostly living in Europe, but can be found all over the world. Traditionally the group was nomadic, but permanent living has become more common (although it depends on the country they are living in). Roma generally place a high value on the extended family and tend to live and marry with other Roma. There is a distinct way of living, Romanipen (also romanypen, romanipe, romanype, romanimos, romaimos, romaniya) that encompasses traditions, laws, philosophies etc. However the concept is interpreted differently depending on the Romani group and what country they live in.

The Roma people have a rich culture and have faced racism and discrimination, even to this day. One example is the word gypsy, which is a derogatory term that many gadjo (masculine)/gadji (feminine) (non-Romani, in Angloromani: gorja ) use without knowing it is harmful. Be careful if using anything related to Roma in your aesthetics since it's easy to fall into cultural appropriation.

Visual

  • Forests
  • Villages
  • Trailers
  • Campfire
  • Foxes, hedgehogs, horses and dogs
  • Owl, crows and ravens
  • Patchwork
  • Flowers
  • Tattoos

Fashion

Roma fashion is made of strong and/or inexpensive fabrics, from salvaged clothes with various colours and patterns (such as plaid, stripes, baroque patterns and flowers), associated with a facultive abundance of accessories.You can find all of this in thrift stores, second hand shops etc ...

Tops

Shirts :

  • Classic collar shirts
  • Mandarin collar shirts
  • Henley shirts
  • Tank tops

Other :

  • Blazers
  • Waistcoasts
  • Plaid dresses
  • Patchwork dresses
  • Sweaters
  • Overcoats
  • Trench coats

Bottoms

  • Ankle pants
  • Trousers
  • Overalls
  • Skirts

Shoes

  • Leather boots
  • Ankle boots
  • Heeled ankle boots
  • Brogues

Accessories

  • Jewelry
  • Ties and Bow ties
  • Pocket watches
  • Scarves and tissue handkerchiefs
  • Hats and newsboy cap
  • Gloves

Activities

  • Sleeping in the forest
  • Campfire
  • Read the future in the cards and the lines of the hand
  • Playing guitar or violin (more particularly gypsy jazz)

Arts and entertainment

Music

Django Rheinhardt


Cinema and TV

Django (2017)

Sherlock Holmes A Game of shadows (2011)

Chocolat (2000)

Peaky Blinders (2013)


Literature

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Gallery