Antonio Marras / Antonio Martino @Alta Moda Roma
The style of the Celestial Empire is simple and linear: unstructured jackets, blouses, and straight-cut dresses, often sewn with standing collars reminiscent of the qipao(or cheongsam in Cantonese), the traditional Chinese women’s dress, a symbol of elegance, beauty, and sensuality. Deep slits and silks with floral patterns that bring brightness to the garments, as well as brocades and damasks woven with golden threads.
Genny / Uma Wang / Antonio Marras @Vogue.com / Guo Pei
Tassels, obi belts, sakura patterns (cherry blossoms) or designs with graphic lines for a fashion trend that embraces the philosophy of the Rising Sun.
Genny / Loewe
Yukata dressing gowns, kimono dresses or fabric mixes inspired by origami, branches, lotus flowers, and Ukiyo-e effect prints. Jacquards showing mythological scenes from Imperial Asia and even Lolita-style accents so loved by Harajuku Girls (in this case, the Sweet Lolita characterised by soft colours and childlike appearance).
Genny / Antonio Martino @Alta Moda Roma / Valentino
Rodarte / Jeaun Paul Gautier @Vogue.com
This is a fashion trend with fascinating implications and traces that come from a cultured and traditional past world, now reinterpreted in a contemporary style.
By Elisa Nascimbene for Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week