With its fun prints and reflective designs, The Lyte Couture is one of the more unique brands we carry at iHeartRaves. The small business, which is owned and designed by its founder Kristen Boles, is about to launch a new collection at iHeartRaves and to celebrate that we had a chat with her to discuss everything from what inspired the brand to the future of rave and festival fashion. Check out our interview with Kristen Boles of The Lyte Couture below, and check out some of the new styles that we're releasing on iHeartRaves.
iHeartRaves: What inspired you to found Lyte Couture?
Kristen Boles: I have always loved live music of every kind. I found electronic music and its culture to be my niche. I have been going to events for 2 decades and have always felt inspiration and joy in the culture and music. My husband and I ran a production company hosting EDM events for many years. Absorbing and enjoying the experience from one side, I felt as though I could make an artistic impact in the fashion industry. It all began on my kitchen table, [as a] mother of 3 (9/12/17 yrs old), wife and now business owner.
iHR: Can you describe what Lyte Couture is to you?
KB: The Lyte Couture to me is a platform that celebrates individuality and strives to make all friends comfortable, excited and fashionable. This company has given me the opportunity to bring joy to a culture I have enjoyed for so long. A culture that allows me to express my artistic visions and see my fellow ravers vibing out in my creations gives me goosebumps. Making any BODY feel beautiful and comfortable is a wonderful rush.
Halloween is fast approaching, and we all know the best part of this holiday is choosing the ultimate costumes! As ravers, we are no strangers to dressing up, and Halloween is an awesome time to show off our style skills. There are so many directions you can go in when deciding what to be for Halloween, so we’re giving you some suggestions to make your decision a little easier.
Out Of This World
Extraterrestrial themes are huge in the rave world, and Halloween is the best excuse to dress up as a sexy alien or a house-loving astronaut. There are also a ton of opportunities for couples and group costumes that fit this theme! Build an alien squad with your friends in the Cosmic Chaos Alien Costume and the Solstice Kiss Holo Set, or explore the unknown in matching astronaut suits. Add some glitter, and you will surely have an out-of-this-world Halloween experience!
Embrace Your Wild Side
Feeling wild this spooky season? Cowgirl costumes are super cute and perfect for any Halloween event. Embrace your wild side and let loose with a cowboy hat and your best chaps, or make it glam!
Certain costumes will never go out of style. Classic costumes come back every year because they are timeless. If you’re feeling scary this Halloween, try a holographic skeleton or a seductive devil costume. If you’re going for a flirtier vibe, you can never go wrong with the Team Techno Cheerleader outfit. This fit is a fun take on the basic cheerleader costume! You can make any of the classics your own with glitter, accessories, and other modern twists.
Have a legendary Halloween dressed as your favorite mythical creature! Fairies, elves and unicorns are not only charming characters, but they are also very trendy right now. These Fractal Fantasy Fairy Wings will transform any outfit into an enchanting fairy ensemble. You could also pair this Rainbow Unicorn Costume with some sparkly fishnets for a dazzling festival look!
Ravers love to dress up year-round. But if there's one thing that we don't get to do often, it's bring the spooky vibes with scary costumes around Halloween! This time of year is the perfect time to show off your spooky side, with costumes that are gory, creepy, or all around terrifying.
No matter what you decide to be this year, you can’t go wrong. As long as you’re feeling like your best self, you’re going to slay this Halloween!