Saturday, January 19, 2013

I think we’re turning Japanese, I really think so...

Vogue UK captured the mood of this new trend perfectly.

East meets West - it’s a common relationship we continually reference in our every day macro-worlds. It seems that everything from the food we eat (mi goreng noodles anyone?) to the activities that are now classified tres cool (pilates and yoga), to our home deco options, think sphere paper light shades (I know I have one). 

They have all been referenced from oriental cultures, more so now than ever before.

Fashion Weeks over the last two years have also seen catwalks awash with this culturally dominant print. Everything from lush kimonos to eclectic prints to even Japanese clogs thanks to Prada. 

Runway: Etro

Runway: Emilio Pucci

Runway: Prada

Slowly this trend has trickled into the main stream as well, and I love it. Most of the shapes that designers are offering up are streamlined, the colours are eye catching and the mood to the collections is a little more fun. 

Fashionistas are also taking to this new mode of fashion well. Taylor Tomassi Hill has been seen fluttering from one runway show to the next in this silky oriental print, while actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and model Miranda Kerr were seen in the same frock but of opposing colours by Erdem. 

Taylor Tomassi Hill

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Miranda Kerr
 The flattering mid-length makes it a great wardrobe staple to pull out before any polished event.

To help you shop this trend I have selected my favourite pieces online, some are on the luxe side as they are sourced from the actual designer collections I have shown above, but I’ve found one steal that will cost you under $50 that looks hot off Peter Pilotto’s sewing machine!


Frida floral-print silk-crepe pencil skirt

Printed stretch-jersey dress

Peter Pilotto
Natalie embroidered twill and satin mini skirt

BooHoo Rose Printed Midi Dress, click to buy

Get click happy!

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