Get ready to blow the dust off of the old Pagan symbols your crazy, great-Aunt would wear because Wiccan- the religion of witches- symbols seemed to have cast a spell over the fashion industry this season, earning itself a position as a key fashion trend for Spring/ Summer 2013.
It seems there is always a primary symbol appearing in the forefront of fashion, from the hand of Fatima to the evil eye; this season it is the pentagram- the predominant symbol representing witches. The British accessory brand, Me&Zena's new collection is one of the many brands incorporating the pentagram in the form of knuckledusters and necklaces. They are available in Pagan-princess, pink copper and midnight magic, dark silver (stocked online or at the Saatchi Gallery, London.)
Dream catchers have also revived themselves as part of this mystical trend, showing themselves as a token of positive energy with Miley Cyrus leading the cult. Last year the hipster queen got a dream catcher tattoo on her ribs, 'representing her four brothers and sisters... to protect them,' and has also been spotted wearing dream weaver earrings.
The owner of Quest, a spiritual center and stockist in Epsom, Carolina Starre said that 'There has definitely been a rise in sales recently. More and more women are becoming interested in the power of crystals, palmistry and incense. However, the customer's who come in store usually know exactly what they are looking for.' Perchance this is because in a recent survey, 54% of readers believe in the power of magic and spiritual symbols.
Urban Outfitters and Asos are also ready to conjure up the magic this season as they are stocking the Australian brand, Evil Twin; the brand which could only be described as the 2013 version of the Halliwell sisters (from hit nineties program 'Charmed'). With velvet skater skirts, 'Eat My Cosmic Dust' slogan T-shirts and quarter moon (a popular Wiccan symbol meaning 'Yin'- half of the well known 'yin and yang' symbol) jumpers making up the popular collection.
Don't forget to channel your inner occultist this season and ride that broomstick across the full moon.