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Asian Fashion Trends

Updated on March 21, 2013

Asian Fashion

In all things related to fashion, the demand for Asian trends are growing! There are now numerous famous Asian Fashion Designers, Models, Magazines and new styles and trend inspirations coming from Asia itself. Don't kid yourself in imagining kimonos and bright colors, Asian fashion has evolved and is now a totally new modern concept.

From bows to monochromatics, Derek Lam to Du Juan, watch the crazy evolving phenomenon that is Asian Fashion.

Read on for the latest trends in Asian Fashion!

Korean Fashion Models

Korean Vogue
Korean Vogue

Super Shoulders

Spotted on Runways of:
DooRi
Marc Jacobs
Vivienne Westwood
Vera Wang

The details of the shoulders are getting more and more attention as well as design today. In Asia, many are sporting a dramatic or slight shoulder detail to create height to an outfit.

Chinese Model Liu Wen - Shoulder Detail
Chinese Model Liu Wen - Shoulder Detail
Chinese Model Emma Pei - Shoulder Detail
Chinese Model Emma Pei - Shoulder Detail

Floaty Florals

Spotted on Runways of:
Reem Acra
Missoni
Miu Miu
Vera Wang

The floral trend exploded in Asia as it did in other 'fashion-forward' nations such the US, UK, Italy and France. Anything femimine is very in demand in Asia, and floaty florals are key!

Korean Model Han Jin - Florals
Korean Model Han Jin - Florals
Designer Duc Duy - Runway
Designer Duc Duy - Runway
Chinese Model Liu Wen - Florals
Chinese Model Liu Wen - Florals
Asian Model - Floral
Asian Model - Floral

Runway Ruffles

Spotted on Runways of:
Valentino
Christian Dior
Lanvin
Nanette Lepore

Anything girly goes in Asia. This certainly includes ruffles. Ruffles are worn on accessories, shoes, bags, tops, hair pieces, skirts, jackets, leggings, scarves, hats and anything else that can be worn!

It may seem excessive, but this is what they love!

Korean Model Hyoni Kang - Ruffles
Korean Model Hyoni Kang - Ruffles
Asian Model - Ruffles
Asian Model - Ruffles
Chinese Model Liu Wen - Ruffles
Chinese Model Liu Wen - Ruffles

Bold Accents

Spotted on Runways of:
Marchesa
Versace
Carolina Herrera

Asian fashion has been known for some eccentric, but bold fashion trends. (Think Japanese Street Fashion girls) However, a pop of color, or large pattern is great contrast to the so many feminine styles that are popular in the 'East'.


Korean Model Hyoni Park - Bold Accents
Korean Model Hyoni Park - Bold Accents
Designer Anna Sui - Bold Colors
Designer Anna Sui - Bold Colors
Korean Model Hyoni Park - Bold Color
Korean Model Hyoni Park - Bold Color

Slouchy Tops

Spotted on Runways of:
Anna Sui
Christian Siriano
Oscar de la Renta
John Galliano

Slouchy sounds ill-fitting and messy right? Wrong. Slouchy Blouses and Shirts are now so popular because it can be a great fashion piece. Generally worn with a very fitted bottom to offset the 'sloppy' aspect, it has become a staple in Asian Fashion.


Chinese Model Liu Wen
Chinese Model Liu Wen
Korean Model Hyoni Park - Slouchy Top
Korean Model Hyoni Park - Slouchy Top

Big Bows

Spotted on Runways of:

United Bamboo
Cynthia Rowley
Phillip Lim
John Galliano

Bows are cute, elegant and feminine. Whats not to like? The bigger the bow, the more dramatic it becomes, which can really modernize and 'fashionize' an outfit instantly. Bows are everywhere in Asia, in so many styles.

Designer United Bamboo
Designer United Bamboo
Asian Model - Bow Belt
Asian Model - Bow Belt

Pretty Pastels

Spotted on Runways of:

Donna Karen
Marchesa
Naeem Khan
Alberta Ferretti

Pastels are gorgeous when applied properly. Asian designers have been known to blend sheer pastels with unexpected shapes and colors.

Chinese Model Du Juan and Asian Designer Derek Lam
Chinese Model Du Juan and Asian Designer Derek Lam
Chinese Model Du Juan and Asian Designer Jason Wu
Chinese Model Du Juan and Asian Designer Jason Wu
Korean Model Hyoni Kang
Korean Model Hyoni Kang

Exotic Patterns

Spotted on Runways of:

Fendi
Jason Wu
Alexander Wang
Valentino

Naturally Asian designs would use elements of exotica or exotic patterns, but its not what you'd expect. There are no tigers or sushi, but there are some beautiful and exotic designs.

Asian Designer Miu Miu
Asian Designer Miu Miu
Designer Prada
Designer Prada
Model Du Juan and Designer Anna Sui
Model Du Juan and Designer Anna Sui

Asian Street Fashion Videos!

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      Sifan 7 years ago from The Little Planet

      Brilliant style! Love it!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      thanks Sifan! I've been obsessed with Asian designers lately=)

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      The Rope 7 years ago from SE US

      This is quite a collection - something for everyone. I can see these styles transcending all age groups and several body types. You did a great job. Thanks!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Thanks for the compliment. It takes me so long to do each hub, because I try my hardest each time! =) Hopefully I'll get faster at it soon..

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      Runway 7 years ago from New York

      That one shoulder green dress is fantastic! wish I could buy it!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Actually I love that color green too. I want a top in that color! =)

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Love them! A great selections of dresses, thank you for sharing!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      thanks for the compliment febriedethan! I'm glad to become a fan =)

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      JessM. 7 years ago

      beautiful dresses. i have always wanted to go to asia to shop.

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      You've provided a whole range of styles--with fantastic pictures to showcase each one. I'm naturally partial towards Asian styles--I love it when I go home to Singapore--I go crazy and buy clothes like there is no tomorrow. Thanks for the lovely hub.

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Jess: I do too! Thanks for reading.

      Anginwu: Thanks for the compliment. I also have no restraint when it comes to shopping. I love to shop in Korea- they have the best fashion!

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      shoppingaholic 7 years ago from India

      I just love everything you do yenjy. :-*

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Shoppingaholic: Thanks so much, what a great compliment! =)

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      jasonycc 6 years ago from South East Asia

      Lovely. Enjoyed the floral and exotic pattern sections the most. :)

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      Mooons 6 years ago

      Fashion is my addiction. great hub

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      jasonycc: Thanks! I'm obsessed with anything exotic right now! It's that time, especially for winter.

      Mooons! Fashion is definitely an addiction of mine as well. Thanks for visiting!

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      tyine 6 years ago

      i jaz love fashion in korea!! super duper unique

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      tyine: I agree! Thanks for stopping by!

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      puke 5 years ago

      boring fashions.....this is not true asian fashion...this is asian wanna be white fashion.... epic fail...makes me wanna puke...

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