Breaking Trends Spring 2013: Asian Influences

From left: Emilio Pucci (Milan Fashion Week), Etro (Milan), Prada (Milan)

Fashion Week Spring 2013—Designers are definitely having an Asian moment, sending silky, shiny fabrics with floral prints and embroidered dragons, all artfully tied into kimonos or folded with origami pleats. For accessories, look for sashes and obi belts to literally pull this look together.

From left: Etro (Milan Fashion Week), Michael van der Ham (London Fashion Week), Mulberry (London)

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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.