Beyond Retros tale of the Orient is an Opium-drenched collection which adds an authentic Far Eastern mystic to the modern wardrobe. Now this is one oh-so-slinky 90s trend which is yet reach IT item status this side of the millennium. From Cheongsam-style jackets with richly detailed embroidery to kimonos emblazoned with traditional motifs, go vintage for a lavish dose of prints which hail from the other side of the world.
Did you know? The traditional Cheongsam embodied the glamour of 1920s Shanghai and was worn by upper class socialites.http://imgkid.com/cheongsam-1920s.shtml
Flashback! This isnt the first time that fashion has indulged in Eastern fantasies and opulence. French designer Paul Poirets lampshade-look of the early 1900s creation set aside traditional S-bend corsets and offered streamlined silhouettes in bright and brilliant hues; the designer brought a touch of the Orient to the Edwardian era, complete with jewelled slippers and cloche hats.
We've a stunning selection of vintage oriental pieces available in-store and online, here are just some of our faves spotted in our Cheshire Street store:
Words by Hannah Wilkinson