These Pieces Make It Easy to Channel the Far East (No Travel Required)
Rich brocades and embroidery, architectural, minimalist cuts, and mandarin collars all pointed to something beautifully Asian-inspired on the Autumn/Winter '12 runways. Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, and more all offered up trips to the Far East that don't require a plane ticket, just a little styling whimsy. Whether with more literal nods to their Eastern influences in kimono-style silhouettes and bold prints from the likes of Dries Van Noten, or in tributes paid more subtly with Rag & Bone's wrap-style skirts and dresses, these collections offer a pretty brilliant jumping-off point. Now we're seeking out the same ornate jacquard, beautiful blossom prints, and sleek mandarin-collared dresses and jackets to channel A/W's homage to Asia.