This summer our Hong Kong Garden Collection is taking inspiration from across the shores in Asia. Think slouchy silk trousers and floral print kimonos that can give your look a sense of effortless elegance and luxury…
The Panelled Mandarin Inspired Dress is a great place to start. The form-fitting cut is modern and chic but the neckline incorporates a hint of exotic Asian style that lends the pattern its subtly alluring tone. Great for the workplace or an elegant choice for an evening date, this is a brilliant twist on every wardrobe’s staple: ‘ the little black dress’. Not looking for anything figure-hugging? The collection’s Pleated Wide Trousers are glamorous and soft, streamlining your body without being too harsh on your figure.
The Editor’s Pick from this collection is the Tunic Dress pattern. It mixes Asian elegance with boho chic and, finishing above the knee, it gives you a chance to show off your legs this summer. An elegant, modest neckline and loose sleeves balance out the short length and slits, but if you don’t feel like baring skin quite yet, it still looks great paired with leggings or dark jeans.
Take a look at some other patterns from the Hong Kong Garden Collection:
All of the patterns in the Hong Kong Garden Collection are from the February 2012 issue of the Burda Style magazine, and are available from BurdaStyleUK. If you make any of these garments, don’t forget to share your creations with us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!