Looking Eastward: 10 Articles With Asian Influences

By  January 09, 2013

As winter begins to wrap up, it’s time to look back to Spring fashion week in anticipation of the trends to try for the upcoming season. Flashback to the September runway shows in Milan, which, from Emilio Pucci to Prada to Etro, sought inspiration from Asian culture.  Artfully crafted kimono style silhouettes, obi belted coats, boxy tops, happi jackets, and silk blossom embellished dresses demanded our attention, and with these ten gorgeous pieces, you can take the look from the runway to reality. The style is relatively easy to pull off as each individual article stands out so strongly on its on, the rest of your ensemble can remain quite simple. Pair black leggings or opaque tights and chic pumps with the structured pieces for a sleeker look. Keep makeup and hair simple and let these shining statement prints speak for themselves.


1. Oriental Silk Wrap Dress By Boutique, available at Topshop for $170
2. Balenciaga Kimono Belt Felt Trousers, available at Matchesfashion.com for $903
3. Prince Albert Dragon Slipper Loafers by Del Toro, available at AOL Shopping for $340
4. Tsumori Chisato Belted Coat, available at Farfetch.com for $1007.26
5. Laura Biagiotti Vintage Kimono Jacket, available at Farfetch.com for $390.43
6. Proenza Schouler Jacquard Woven Skirt, available at My Theresa for $612
7. ASOS Leather Obi Waist Belt, available at ASOS for $24.63
8. Kimono Lounge Tee, available at Nicole Miller for $34
9. Versace Asian Print Silk Scarf, available at Last Call by Neiman Marcus for $157.50
10. Preen Akiko Printed Silk Dress, available at The Outnet for $517.97