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.
All the following photos of the collections are from style.com
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.
This motorcycle and sidecar is made entirely of stripped blue wire and is beautifully worked right down to the treads on the tyres.
This installation is lit spectacularly and resembles dust mites in a ray of light using kitchen utensils as dust mites. It’s extraordinary.
This entire installation is made of paper.