Originally Posted by Master Milano
Hey guys, can anyone help me point out some influences of eastern/Asian cultures affecting haute cultures and styles. How does this reflect culture etc?
Which designers are like that or can anyone point me out to a good place to look? Much thanks, i hope to make a presentation out of this. I am interested but because I am short on time, am hoping that someone can show me in the general direction.
Snow's mention of Siki Im is a good call. He uses Middle East and Far East influences. Harem pants, sarongs, stuff like that. He also uses the kimono shape in some pieces. I think the McQueen collection Nahneun was thinking of was FW08: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2008MEN-AMCQUEEN
. It had a lot of Indian/Tibetan influence. Really cool. Damir Doma obviously uses a ton of ideas from the Middle East and the Far East (he loves Issey Miyake). Christophe Lemaire is a less obvious choice but it isn't hard to see the influence of Asia in his menswear. Mandarin collars (ahem...the name itself indicates Chinese) and that sort of thing. (Actually, look at anything Samuel Drira has styled to get some imagery that fits your description—he works a lot with Lemaire and Damir.) Another collection to check out is the latest one from Tillmann Lauterbach, which took inspiration from China: http://thefashionisto.com/tillmann-lauterbach-springsummer-2013-paris-fashion-week/
. It's an awesome collection too. One of my favorites of the last few years.
I'm assuming you're not looking for Asian designers, right? You want to trace the Asian influence outside of Asia? Because there's this little known guy named Yohji something or other who takes a lot of influence from Asia (hakama pants, for instance). It wouldn't be tough to find his fingerprint all over clothes from European designers though, if you want to go that route. Hope that helps.