28 Aug '16, 7am

Aesthetic Debt: What High Fashion Owes Asia: When fashion designers look to Asia for inspiration, from Coco C...

Aesthetic Debt: What High Fashion Owes Asia: When fashion designers look to Asia for inspiration, from Coco C...

Gladly, designers today have the luxury of research and the availability of a global world view (thank you, Google) that’s resulted in a more intelligent way of mining the East for inspiration – and it’s one that should be celebrated. The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 key exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, was a significant showcase of the East’s influences on fashion. What it achieved was a plain demonstration that China has had an aesthetic influence on virtually every high fashion designer. The “looking glass” element to the exhibition, however, should be a strong reminder that China and indeed the rest of Asia aren’t far-away oriental mysteries. Its relevance and influence almost demand that designers picking references do so with intelligent sensitivity rather than with reductive pastiche.

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/fashion/aesthetic-debt-what-high-fas...

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