Fire and phoenixes symmetry and satin, jacquard patterns and Japanese landscape prints, fashion has, once again, looked to romance and mystique of the Far East for a vibrant spectrum of inspiration. While clichés of dragons and fans may betray yet another nineties fashion influence, having grown up in that decade, I will say the trend is among the more welcome of its retro throwbacks, tacky character tattoos excepted. The eclectic mix of blossom prints, intricate embroidery and geometric shoulder silhouettes has certainly captured the imagination of designers, from the couture atelier to the high street. Spring fashion has jumped on board the Orient Express for yet another exotic foray. Will you?
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