The Orient, The Collections and The White Rabbit

Indochine image from toutlecine.com

Indochine image from toutlecine.com

I have always loved Chinese brocade. I wore it a lot in my 20’s, and since then I have always had at least one item of it in my closet all the time. In fact my going away outfit after our wedding was Chinese satin so I was delighted when I was wandering around this week to see a few Oriental prints, some in linen, some in silk and some in satin brocade, in the stores. Some of them are blatantly Chinese and some are subtle florals and mono prints and combinations of both. There are a lot of abstract as well as realistic chrysanthemum and peony prints interpretations and vintage style Chinese prints. There are a few sides to this look and some of the tea dress silhouettes remind me of dresses from the 30’s similar to the ones in the film Indochine, reminiscent of the colonial Orient before the war. The other side is a more blatant silhouette with kimono styled sleeves and necklines and wide waist bands as seen at Haider Ackerman which I think we will see a lot more of during our pre fall.

Vintage Chinese fabrics from bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com

Vintage Chinese fabrics from bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com

bluemountaindaisyblogspot.com

bluemountaindaisyblogspot.com

Oriental floral image from

Oriental floral image from

Stella dress at Meyer

Stella dress at Meyer

Romance Was Born at David Jones

Romance Was Born at David Jones

at Meyer

Tara Janzen at Meyer

Tara Janzen at Meyer

Tara Janzen at Meyer

Alannah Hill at David Jones

Alannah Hill at David Jones

Tigerlily

Tigerlily

Stella at Meyer

Stella at Meyer

Stella at Meyer

Stella at Meyer

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Kimono wrap at Tigerlily

All the following photos of the collections are from style.com

Chloe Sp 13

Chloe Sp 13

Haider Ackerman Pre Fall 13

Haider Ackerman Pre Fall 13

Haider Ackerman Pre Fall 13

Haider Ackerman Pre Fall 13

Chinese satin clutch handbag and heel at Aldo

Chinese satin clutch handbag and heel at Aldo

Chinese satin shoes at Aldo

Chinese satin shoes at Aldo

Chinese satin at Cue

Chinese satin at Cue

Brocade skirt at Cue

Brocade skirt at Cue

Nanette Lepore Sp13

Nanette Lepore Sp13

Nanette Lepore Sp13

Nanette Lepore Sp13

Mulberry Sp 13

Mulberry Sp 13

Mulberry Sp 13

Mulberry Sp 13

Rue du Mail Sp 13

Rue du Mail Sp 13

Sp 13

Thom Brown Sp 13

Dries van Norten Sp 13

Dries van Norten Sp 13

Miu Miu Sp 13

Miu Miu Sp 13

Lena Hoschek Pre Fall 2013

Lena Hoschek Pre Fall 2013

Lena Hoschek Pre Fall 2013

Lena Hoschek Pre Fall 2013

I love visiting the White Rabbit Gallery and I haven’t been for a while so I was due a visit this week. As usual the artworks and installations were amazing. Such talented artists. It is definitely worth a visit.

The ceiling at The White Rabbit Gallery

The ceiling at The White Rabbit Gallery

Blue by Shi Jindian at The White Rabbit Gallery

Blue by Shi Jindian at The
White Rabbit Gallery

This motorcycle and sidecar is made entirely of stripped blue wire and is beautifully worked right down to the treads on the tyres.

Dust by Cong Lingqi at the White Rabbit Gallery

Dust by Cong Lingqi at the White Rabbit Gallery

This installation is lit spectacularly and resembles dust mites in a ray of light using kitchen utensils as dust mites. It’s extraordinary.

Paper by Li Hongbo at The White Rabbit Gallery

Paper by Li Hongbo at The White Rabbit Gallery

This entire installation is made of paper.

Outside the White Rabbit Gallery

Outside the White Rabbit Gallery

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2 Responses to The Orient, The Collections and The White Rabbit

  1. Annette MacDonald says:

    I love both the Alannah Hill black orient dress and blue Stella dress. I have looked online and cannot find them. I have a Melbourne luncheon to go to and would love to wear either of them.
    Could you please supply somewhere I might be able to purchase either of them. The Alannah Hill is the favourite….
    Thanking you.
    Kind regards,
    Annette

  2. Annette MacDonald says:

    Could you please reply to my email address.
    Thanks Annette

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