This year´s fall and winter, you can take a trip to the East, like literally, through your fashion. Work with newly re-discovered designs and decorative elements from the Orient – dragon prints, flourishing eastern flora, paisley prints, kimono shapes and mandarin collars – all remixed and ready for the street influences that were heavily present on Drie Van Noten and Proenza Schouler A/W 2012 collections.
The Oriental (Printed) Dresses
This is not just about any floral print or shocking bright florals to say the least, the oriental trend speaks of flourishing prints but usually tempered with black or dark colors. It´s a flora with attitude. To wear this trend with sophistication, opt for an elegant rose print midi bodycon. But if you´re to hit the streets, then a flare, a mixi (hi-low) or a sleeveless bodycon would fit.
The Oriental Separates
When it comes to separates, whether it´s for a party or street look, keep an eye on contrast prints and colors. An oriental floral top worn with black high waist con skirt shows lots of curve in a sophisticated manner. A drape front paisley print kimono teamed with high waist denim shorts keeps up with the trend while an extreme mixi skirt paired with an unusual white vest is all about hitting the streets. But for casual days, a chiffon rose top worn with black leggings and cross strapped heels would do.
The Oriental Accessories
Accessories to complete an oriental look are either classy neutrals such as killer black ankle boots, black/gray peep-toe glitter heels, or bold, equally attention-grabbing skyscraper high heels. Make sure to add a glam little clutch to maintain the vibe.
What do you think or the oriental fall/winter trend? Is it something you´d love to add in your wardrobe?