A touch of Asia in the S/S 2013 collections
Text: Danae Terzakou
Allured by the visions of the Orient, designers are using bright, vivid colors and ethereal Asian motifs in the most surprising yet peculiar ways. From the heavy use of black and red to ornate embellishment, dragon details, flowery embroidery and gilded accents. Fashion’s fanfare with the Far East carries on as designers from Prada to Etro reinterpret the exotic in an ultra-chic way. Kimonos lead the charge with geisha-inspired tunics, karate style trousers leading the way onto the collections.