Exoticism in fashion is taking bits and pieces of styles from other countries and cultures and incorporating them into a particular season. Designers have been integrating exoticism in fashion houses for decades, particularly in the 1940’s when women were wearing turbans to protect their locks from the wind while riding their bikes. In the 1960’s creative directors for fashion houses were inspired by the detail of other cultures adding Middle Eastern influence into their collections. Today fashion houses such as Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana have taken a twist on style from around the world evident in the fall 2012 collections.
Chanel Pre Fall 2012 Indian Inspiration
Dolce & Gabbana
Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Watch the Chanel Fall 2012 Runway Show here!
Article by: Hadley Green