Oriental Style | Modern Japanese Fashion

As we head into autumn, we’re on the hunt for sophisticated and elegant styles to suit the cooler weather – and we’ve been inspired by the simple silhouettes and oriental prints of modern Japanese fashion.

Modern Japanese fashionCombining intricately decorated oriental-style fabrics with uniquely shaped garments creates a really modern and bold look. To add an oriental look to your favourite dressmaking pattern, why not try one of these cotton fabrics:

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If you love this style, you can opt for something simple like the V Neck Tank Dress from the Blue Mood Collection shown opposite, or you can dress to turn heads with a statement piece like a classic Vest or a Boxy Jacket.

The garments in the Blue Mood Collection all have interesting cuts and details – they’ll really stand out in bold and bright in shades of blue and red, or they can be made simple and elegant in classic black or white.

We’ve been spotting modern Japanese fashion styles on the red carpet too. Here are some of our favourite oriental-inspired looks from this year:

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Keira Knightley wore this beautiful oriental-inspired gown to the Begin Again premiere earlier this year. We love Emily Blunt’s bold oriental print dress worn to the Edge Of Tomorrow UK premiere in May. Jemima Rooper chose this loose-fitting floral dress to wear to the What If premiere in London last month.

To steal this style and get a modern Japanese fashion look for yourself, check out the other dressmaking patterns in the Blue Mood Collection:

All of the dressmaking patterns in the Blue Mood Collection are from the June 2014 issue of the Burda Style magazine, and are available from BurdaStyleUKWhatever you’re making, don’t forget to share photos of your creations with us on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest!
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