Saturday, 27 October 2012

Oriental influences

Dakota Fanning in that Proenza Shouler dress is one of my personal favourite fashion moments of this year. Everything about her look was style perfection. The oriental print and kimono style, the autumnal tones, the silk fabric and the jagged hem. The long sleeves, the metallic clutch and don’t even get me started on those lace up black shoes. I could go on. For me, it solidified just how huge the oriental trend is going to be this Autumn and set the standard for those planning on wearing the trend.

Eastern influences were all over the A/W catwalks. Designers including Suno and Issa kept their pieces traditional with length and looser fits, whilst others such as Marni and Osman bought a modern twist to the trend and took a more experimental approach to shape. One thing that has to be perfect to get the Oriental trend right is of course print. Think: Mirrored florals and Chinese dragons on silk backgrounds with metallic touches. Patterns tended to be kept very feminine whilst any masculinity was added through structured shapes on the catwalks. In terms of colour opulence is key, with gold and burnt orange playing a huge role in the trend.
Here are my favourite takes on the modern oriental trend:



Proenza Shouler:

Are you ready to take a style trip to the East?
Thanks for reading,
Bethany Paige X


  1. Ah I am in love with this collection

  2. Such a beautiful collection!! xx

  3. i love Dakota.. i think she looks good in anythin she wears.
    thanks for your comment on my blog darling!

    xo, Carla

    1. Me too, she always looks amazing! and no problem, your blog's fab.

      Thank you so much ! xx

  4. Great post dear!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I just checked out your blog and it's really cool so I followed you xx

  5. i love this collection :)

  6. I've never really been a fan on oriental styled garments but I think Proenza Schouler, Marni and your post my have changed my mind x

    1. Thank you that means a lot to me! xx