Farah Khan: Blending The East With The West
If you’re searching for versatility for your upcoming wardrobe collection, look no further. Introducing Farah Khan’s Fall/ Winter 2016 collection – Chinoiserie 2.0. It gives traditional nuances to modern depictions.
Inspired by an exhibition called “China: Through The Looking Glass”, fashion mogul, Farah Khan, explored 4 principles: visual art, china, traditional wear and embroidery. Creatively employing her own favourite decorative styles, techniques and themes, Farah based her entire collection on the ideas of an updated Chinese style as interpreted in a western setting: Chinoiserie 2.0.
The cheongsam lends its elegance to the mood of FW16 where high collars and form fittingness became important features. Greatly inspired by china and decorative ornaments from her personal collection, Farah took her favourite blues and whites and made them into beautiful capes, high-necked dresses and bell-sleeved blouses. Embroidery patterns interpreted in black and silver transforms a robe-like dress with bell sleeves into the collection’s most represented piece of its theme. Fluid sleeves relax the line whilst bursts of auspicious reds, burgundy and gold give traditional nuances to modern depictions.