(Silk Road) Eastern Influence On Western Fashion In Our Modern Days

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For decades, the Eastern culture has influenced bits & pieces of our lifestyle in terms of culture, art, food, & fashion. I honestly think that makes life more colorful & inspiring and at the same time enable us relive nostalgia. We would reminisce the things we thought we've quite forgotten. The Eastern culture has since then continued to blend in w modern times, in a good & absolutely creative way, for sure.

Take a look at today's NYFW, for example. In case you haven't noticed, one of the top luxury designer brand in the word, Chanel, isn't the only high-profile Western design house to catch Delhi fever. Did you see all the Indian influence in the Big Apple during New York Fashion Week?

Here are the Spring Collections w unmistakable Eastern vibes.

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Citing 1960s India as their muse, Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig put an awe-inspiring artisan spin on Marchesa's signature show-stopping gowns.

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Designers like Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Gucci & Diane von Furstenberg to name a few, have also journeyed East for inspiration for Autumn/Winter along the years. You'll find this season's range of clothes bringing oriental embellishment to Western wardrobes. Such as the dragon decorated long gowns, colorful cherry blossom watercolour painting dresses, & velvet kimonos; all gorgeous beyond belief in their vibrant colors & bold patterns.

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It is so widely accepted that even pop star Rihanna rocked it on the red carpet in 2015. She certainly looked like royalty in her majestic Guo Pei number as she arrived at the Met Gala bash in New York. The theme was set to focus on Chinese fashion aesthetics that have influenced Western styles over time. The Met Gala celebration was filled w celebrities adventurously dressing to fit the exhibition theme.

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Since the Eastern culture is greatly appreciated & existing in so many countries, the Silk Road or Silk Route, which is the ancient network of trade routes, became the central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West & East from China and India to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Silk Road originally got its name from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk carried out along its length, beginning during the Han dynasty. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the civilizations of China, the Indian subcontinent, Persia, Europe, the Horn of Africa & Arabia, opening long-distance, political & economic relations between the civilizations.

Back then, Silk Road was the central to cultural interaction in the Eastern world which influenced people around the world to recognize traditional Eastern culture. Now, they are a platform that represents a journey of discovering unknown & enrichment of self, to showcase the luxurious & modern culture of the orient. Due to the adaption of different cultures, beliefs & lifestyles from all over the world, people are inspired to have new ideas from different perspectives.

In summary, beauty comes in various shapes & forms, varying from culture to culture. The traditional Eastern culture is influencing & changing the way people open up to different types of fashion in modern times.

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