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2 May

Oriental Fashion Is a Spring / Summer Trend

woman wearing oriental fashion

Step back into a world where you can be both artist and entertainer in a Geisha-inspired ensemble. Sophisticated and understated kimonos, intricate floral print including oriental blossoms, opulent dresses, and exotic sarongs will take you to a luxurious train journey on the Orient Express.

In spring / summer, many designers and fashion houses including Dries Van Noten, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Haider Ackermann, Kenzo, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti sent their models down the runway in outstanding Japanese styles. The look may be quite tricky to recreate on the streets and during the day but it WILL work for special events from cocktail parties to glamour galas. The reason why is that oriental patterns, and kimono-inspired sleeves bring a highly festive exotic Asian flair that is just too much for ordinary occassions.

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How to wear the oriental fashion trend?

The oriental fashion trend draws inspiration from the rich and diverse cultures of East Asia, particularly countries like Japan, China, and Korea. It often incorporates elements such as traditional garments, intricate patterns, and symbolic motifs. Here are some key features associated with the oriental fashion trend:

Kimono Influence: Kimonos, which are traditional Japanese garments, play a significant role. They are characterized by their T-shaped, straight-lined robes with wide sleeves and tied with an obi (sash). In oriental fashion, kimono-inspired silhouettes, cuts, and prints are often used.

Floral Prints and Oriental Blossoms: Floral prints, especially those inspired by traditional oriental blossoms like cherry blossoms or plum blossoms, are a common feature. These prints add a touch of elegance and symbolism to the garments.

Opulent Dresses: The reference to “opulent dresses” suggests a focus on luxurious fabrics, intricate details, and possibly embellishments like embroidery or beading. The aim is to create a sense of richness and sophistication.

Sarongs and Exotic Influences: Sarongs, which are traditionally associated with Southeast Asian cultures, may be incorporated, suggesting a blend of influences from different regions within Asia. Exotic fabrics, patterns, and details contribute to the overall allure.

Luxurious Train Journey Theme: The mention of a “luxurious train journey on the Orient Express” adds a glamorous and nostalgic touch to the trend. This theme implies a sense of sophistication, travel, and adventure, aligning with the romanticized idea of a journey on the historic Orient Express.

Sophistication and Understated Elegance: The use of the words “sophisticated” and “understated” suggests a focus on refined, timeless elegance. The trend may emphasize clean lines, well-tailored garments, and a subdued color palette.

The oriental fashion trend encourages a fusion of traditional elements with a contemporary and luxurious aesthetic. It invites individuals to embrace the elegance and artistry associated with East Asian cultures, creating a style that is both captivating and timeless.

As for accessories, this kind of clothing will look best accessorized with a clutch, and platform shoes (did you know the famous Japanese platform shoes are called Geta shoes?). Avoid the excess of jewellery as the eclectic prints make a devastating statement themselves. The last but not the least: don’t forget to highlight your waist. A wide belt will be just perfect. How about work? Occasionally, choose the styles only if not very patterned.Oriental fashion will put a spin on your social scene and help you explore exciting new fashion eras. It will be a favourite for style-oriented women who like to shine at second glance.

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