East meets Fall/ Winter 2012

We all know China is the fastest developing nation and probably the future so its only natural that Fashion industry too has started seeking inspiration from their culture. This year the Far East has been one of the key source of inspirations for many designers like Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Van Noten to name a few. The Industry is smitten by Oriental Prints and that’s what you will get to see a lot.
courtesy : Jason Wu, Zac Posen F/W 2012
Mind you these are not the kimonos or mandarin gowns that will make you look like a geisha. These are some extensive use of luxurious fabrics with vibrant colors and exquisite styling which makes you look sexy without showing too much. They are opulent and exotic and the designers have a fresh take on the Oriental print this time around which is quite inspiring.
Bold prints

courtesy : Dries Van Noten
Soft prints

courtesy : Dries Van Noten
or shiny brocade like print
courtesy Proenza schouler
or being combined with other fabric like cotton or velvet for the effect.
courtesy : Jason Wu
embroidered on dresses or jackets

It can also be used as an accenting piece for collars or sleeves or even on shoes.
courtesy : Osman

What do you think ?? Are you trying it out this trend??


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