(fash) my satin blooming girl #nyfw11

September 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Summer 2012’s gonna be floralescent. And east-oriental. Not only have the eastern designers been standing out of the crowd for the past few years, but this season clearly shows that orientalism is on the rise. Kimono shaped dresses, obi knots tightly made and Mao collars, all offset by satin flower-patterns fabrics, everything is done to arouse in us, viewers, the deep desire to travel east. Trend is ethnic, but among this trend, stands out the fascination for minimalist Japanese and Chinese traditional costumes. Models look like modern Japanese etchings come to life. As clear-cut geishas, they disobey the rules of No theatre and fastly walk along the runway though. In the meantime, re-drawn Chinese hostesses from In the Mood for Love¬†carelessly turn into tomboys… Everything in fluidity, soft satin and silk moves. Gestures disappear in-between the rustles of smooth shiny petals.

Besides, many models are Asian. I’d even say Chinese, but I wouldn’t dare too much.

*Flower patterns and eastern cuts: Rachel Roy, Alexandre Herchcovitch, NAHM, Duro Olowu, Jenny Packham, Wes Gordon.


*Basso & Brooke, Julian Louie and Prabal Gurung: Modern revisiting of the floralescent pattern, and patchworking it to make the body invisible to the eye.

*Vivienne Tam “trying to transform a Zen Garden into clothes.”

And peonias go on blooming, while the dead leaves start to fall down again…

ALL pictures taken from STYLE.COM


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