Asian looks to inspire and admire

30 Aug

If, like me, the term ‘ethnic fashion’ conjures images of tie-dyed floor skimming skirts and hand-made peruvian back-packs, it’s time to think again!

It’s Eid tomorrow – Happy Eid to our Muslim friends!  Forever craving a religious calling or enlightenment of some kind, and of course having an inbuilt passion for outfits – this weekend I became enthralled and slightly obsessed by my neighbour and her children’s Eid outfits and mehndi hand decorations.  I went to school with lots of Muslims and Hindus and loved the girls’ bright pink and aqua salwar kameez’s, their long silky hair and chime of yellow gold bangles.  So it was a treat for me to sit, baby on lap (not mine), watching the procession of stunning outfits before me in the front room of my hospitable neighbours.

Perhaps western fashion’s a bit cautious of over embellishing and beading – seems a good enough time for a change!

I have lots of beads, sequins, buttons, beautiful brocade edging and ribbons on the stall.  I’ll make sure they’re all on display for you to rummage at Mina Road’s Picnic in the Park on Sunday 4th Sept.  Time to add some sparkle!

The gorgeous outfits in the slide-show, to inspire and admire, include a mix of Asian clothing websites, Indian designer Rohit Bal, Matthew Williamson and Alberta Ferretti.  Tunics over trousers and the ‘far-out traveller’ looks are top trends this season, not to mention chunky beads and chokers. Images from mixed sources including

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