A taste of the Orient

From origami-like constructions and delicate draping to sumptuous kimono patterns and shapes, the summer collections exude a fusion of eastern flavours. Styling by Ann Shore. Photographs by Jenny Hands

Silk cady gown, £2,330, by Gucci. Leather backpack with sleeves, £2,355, by Dion Lee Hemp and coconut ruff (worn as bracelet), £216, by Michelle Lowe-Holder. Clamshell bangles, £155 each, and feather headdress (on the ground), £550, all by Pebble London
Silk cady gown, £2,330, by Gucci. Leather backpack with sleeves, £2,355, by Dion Lee Hemp and coconut ruff (worn as bracelet), £216, by Michelle Lowe-Holder. Clamshell bangles, £155 each, and feather headdress (on the ground), £550, all by Pebble London | Image: Jenny Hands
Silk dress, £1,230, by Chloé. Vintage 1960s embroidered silk kimono (tied around waist), £380, from Yasuko Kido. Origami paper flowers, price on request, by Sesames. Fabric flowers, including earrings, stylist’s own
Silk dress, £1,230, by Chloé. Vintage 1960s embroidered silk kimono (tied around waist), £380, from Yasuko Kido. Origami paper flowers, price on request, by Sesames. Fabric flowers, including earrings, stylist’s own | Image: Jenny Hands
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Silk jacket, £2,250, silk charmeuse top, £700, silk-mix crepe trousers, £1,000, and patent leather shoes, £530, all by Céline. Polyester wrap (around waist), £240, by Pleats Please Issey Miyake. Silk hat, £360, by Noel Stewart
Silk jacket, £2,250, silk charmeuse top, £700, silk-mix crepe trousers, £1,000, and patent leather shoes, £530, all by Céline. Polyester wrap (around waist), £240, by Pleats Please Issey Miyake. Silk hat, £360, by Noel Stewart | Image: Jenny Hands
Duchess satin dress, £6,420, by Dior. Polyester shawl (worn as skirt), £285, by Pleats Please Issey Miyake. Metal sculpted bracelet, £75, by Story. Feather headdress (to the side), £550, by Pebble London
Duchess satin dress, £6,420, by Dior. Polyester shawl (worn as skirt), £285, by Pleats Please Issey Miyake. Metal sculpted bracelet, £75, by Story. Feather headdress (to the side), £550, by Pebble London | Image: Jenny Hands
Silk dress, £1,795, by Lanvin. Crystal neckpiece, £2,995, and embroidered satin sandals, £3,575, both by Alexander McQueen. Polyester wrap, £240, by Pleats Please Issey Miyake
Silk dress, £1,795, by Lanvin. Crystal neckpiece, £2,995, and embroidered satin sandals, £3,575, both by Alexander McQueen. Polyester wrap, £240, by Pleats Please Issey Miyake | Image: Jenny Hands
Satin top, £1,570, matching apron, £655, and matching pencil skirt, £830, all by Prada. Technical fabric shoes, £600, by Dior. Crystal, faux pearl and crochet necklace (worn as bracelet), £295, by St Erasmus from Soboye
Satin top, £1,570, matching apron, £655, and matching pencil skirt, £830, all by Prada. Technical fabric shoes, £600, by Dior. Crystal, faux pearl and crochet necklace (worn as bracelet), £295, by St Erasmus from Soboye | Image: Jenny Hands
Cotton dress, £2,395, and organza and tulle hat, price on request to order, both by John Galliano. Python peep-toe wedges, £650, by Burberry. Cowrie shell and glass bead necklace, £240, by Pebble London
Cotton dress, £2,395, and organza and tulle hat, price on request to order, both by John Galliano. Python peep-toe wedges, £650, by Burberry. Cowrie shell and glass bead necklace, £240, by Pebble London | Image: Jenny Hands
Linen-mix top, about £835, and matching skirt, about £1,094, both by Comme des Garçons. Lace gloves, £120, by Gloved Up
Linen-mix top, about £835, and matching skirt, about £1,094, both by Comme des Garçons. Lace gloves, £120, by Gloved Up | Image: Jenny Hands
Silk cady printed top, £425, silk cady printed skirt, £615, and metal earrings with semiprecious stones and raffia tassels, £615, all by Dolce & Gabbana. Embroidered silk Mikado dress (worn underneath), £3,220, by Erdem. Cowrie shell and brass bell wide belt, £350, by Pebble London. Suede shoes, £400, by Dior. Origami paper flowers, price on request, by Sesames
Silk cady printed top, £425, silk cady printed skirt, £615, and metal earrings with semiprecious stones and raffia tassels, £615, all by Dolce & Gabbana. Embroidered silk Mikado dress (worn underneath), £3,220, by Erdem. Cowrie shell and brass bell wide belt, £350, by Pebble London. Suede shoes, £400, by Dior. Origami paper flowers, price on request, by Sesames | Image: Jenny Hands
Silk satin opera coat, £1,895, by Burberry. Silk obi, £160, by Yasuko Kido. Fabric flowers, stylist’s own
Silk satin opera coat, £1,895, by Burberry. Silk obi, £160, by Yasuko Kido. Fabric flowers, stylist’s own | Image: Jenny Hands
Polyester Jacquard jacket €1,573, matching jumpsuit, €665, silk top, €994, and leather pumps, €1,008, all by Haider Ackermann. Patent leather Beekeeper headpiece, £1,160, by Alexander McQueen
Polyester Jacquard jacket €1,573, matching jumpsuit, €665, silk top, €994, and leather pumps, €1,008, all by Haider Ackermann. Patent leather Beekeeper headpiece, £1,160, by Alexander McQueen | Image: Jenny Hands
Vintage circa 1960s silk kimono, £380, and vintage wool obi, £250, both by Yasuko Kido. Silk-mix dress, £18,360, by Mary Katrantzou. Metallic leather shoes, £1,270, by Tabitha Simmons. Vintage Erickson Beamon necklace in enamel, pearl and gilt, £447, from Soboye. Feather headdress, £550, elasticated resin bracelets, £90 each, and clamshell bangle, £155, all by Pebble London. Origami paper flowers, price on request, by Sesames
Vintage circa 1960s silk kimono, £380, and vintage wool obi, £250, both by Yasuko Kido. Silk-mix dress, £18,360, by Mary Katrantzou. Metallic leather shoes, £1,270, by Tabitha Simmons. Vintage Erickson Beamon necklace in enamel, pearl and gilt, £447, from Soboye. Feather headdress, £550, elasticated resin bracelets, £90 each, and clamshell bangle, £155, all by Pebble London. Origami paper flowers, price on request, by Sesames | Image: Jenny Hands
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