Monday, 4 March 2013

SS 2013 Trend Spotlight - Oriental

Over the next few days I am going to be highlighting all the key trends for Spring and Summer 2013. For each of my Trend Spotlights I bring you key pieces from the collection at as well as some great high street and designer finds.

So let's get started! Today I'm looking at a beautiful collection of Oriental inspired fashion... In the SS 2013 shows we saw Oriental offerings from Prada, Lanvin, Pucci and Galliano to name but a few.

Japanese florals, heavy embellished silks, loose kimono shapes and Oriental graphics have all featured. But this is a look that can be done at any point of the spectrum. You can of course go all out with manderin collar Chinese dresses, but with something as simple as a scarf or handbag, you can make a subtle nod to this opulent trend.

Here are some of my favourite high street offerings at the moment...

Quilted Printed Jacket -  Miss Selfridge - £59.00

Oriental Print Jogger Trousers - River Island - £20

Kimono Cloud Shell Top - Oasis - £38

Oriental Bird Print Snood - Topshop - £18

Some really cute pieces that can be combined with block colour basics or clashed with other prints to create a great Spring look.

As for vintage, we have some really lovely pieces in at the moment that have Oriental inspired shape or prints, and here are my top 3...

This gorgeous vintage dress from the 1970s has fabulous wide kimono sleeves and a bold floral print in stunning rust and teal shades. It is simply divine!

Vintage 1970s Rust & Teal Bold Floral Kimono Maxi Dress 12/14 - £38
This jade green vintage top from the 1980s has a real oriental feel. Satin/silk feel fabric with intricate piped detail - it's beautiful...

Vintage 1980s Jade Green Oriental Silk Feel Top Size 10/12 - £25

And finally, we have this full Chinese vintage dress in deep hypnotic blue. It's authentic and timeless, something to treasure...

Vintage 1980s Deep Blue Oriental Gown with Silvery Florals Size 12 - £40
So there we have it, my Oriental wonders that are good enough to send your head spinning!

But what do you think? Anything you love or hate? And if you've seen any other Oriental fashion please share it with us!

I'll be back tomorrow with another Trend Spotlight!
Em x


  1. It's great to see affordable fashion being advertised. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Laura! Really glad you liked it. Lots more to come through the week too!
      Em x


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