2012 LIFESTYLE TREND: China Chic

In both fashion and home furnishings a strong theme is emerging for Fall 2012, once again Asia acts as inspiration, specifically chinoiserie prints, silk materials and kimono shapes.


In a recent Apparel Insiders’ article, Pierre-Françoise Le Louët, president of Paris-based Nelly Rodi talked about a fall trend called cabinet de curiousités inspired by the idea of a woman visiting an Asiatic flea market. “She will find her inspiration in Paul Poiret’s creations, with, notably, some kimono coats,” says Le Louët. “She’ll mix it with jacquards, silk and gold embroideries. A very refined theme, also interpretable in a more Japanese version.” This theme blends two decades: the 1930s and the 1970s. The latter brings Biba’s influential designs and Yves Saint Laurent’s masculine line, drawn in velvet, to the fore, while the 1930s mood is envisioned with pajamas and peignoirs, or voluminous coats with dropped waists.”
For more China Chic Pre-Fall 2012 looks, visit Trend I-Spy, the official blog of Hall Five.




Zac Posen

Saturday, December 31, 2011 · Categories: Trend Analysis, Prints & Patterns , Fashion, Apparel, Home, Lifestyle
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