The Passport to Japan collection is inspired by Japanese architecture. Look for interesting jackets, sleek skirts, and panelled dresses. These patterns are from the September 2013 issue of burda style magazine.
Contrast Tunic Dress 09/2013 #108
Make a statement with boldly patterned sleeves in this tunic dress. The large sleeves show off a bright print well. This is a sophisticated style for going out for sushi or cocktails.
Overlay Dress 09/2013 #109B
Look modern and elegant in a long line dress with scooped sleeves and a wide boat neckline.
Quilted Jacket 09/2013 #128
Quilted edgings give this open jacket some structure. Slip it over a slim dress or skirt for a totally different outer layer that’s soft, but still modern. Use a contrast colour for the quilted belt and edging for a funkier look.
Shirt Dress 09/2013 #123
Shirt dresses can be cute and tomboyish, but this one is totally sophisticated in twill or a silk satin. Add a little embroidery and a wide belt for Asian-inspired flair. This piece looks sophisticated with a strappy sandal for a fancy dinner.
Straight Coat 09/2103 #125
This lightweight coat is a modern, stripped down version of the classic trenchcoat. It looks chic with straight leg pants and heels, keeping your look slim and refined.
This avant garde style is fun to make. Flat Jacket 09/2013 #126
Add DIY embroidery to duchesse satin for a piece that’s totally unique, and will turn your jeans and tee combo into a statement making outfit.
Ruched Panel Dress 09/2013 #127
Contrasting side panels and a ruched front make this dress super flattering to your figure. Make the sides darker for a slimming effect. This sleek design is glamorous with a sleek updo and fun to wear out on the town.
Robe Jacket 09/2013 #129
Use this funky design to show off boldly patterned satins. This jacket looks beautiful in Asian-inspired florals or gem tone solids. Change up the loose silhouette with a wide belt.
Red Skirt 09/2013 #105B
Show a little leg in this sexy skirt with a thigh high slit.
These pieces have such a modern feel, and would look stunning in abstract florals. Dress up your city or evening wardrobe with an architectural jacket or interesting dress. Be daring and have fun with these sophisticated designs, and let us know how you get on below!