Posts Tagged ‘Chinoiserie’



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pronounced (shnwäz-r) n.

1.  A fanciful European interpretaion in art and fashion reflecting Chinese styles through use of elaborate decoration and intricate patterns. In the 17th–18th centuries, the expansion of trade with East Asia produced a lively vogue for Chinese fashions. The most outstanding chinoiserie interior was the Trianon de Porcelaine (1670–71), built for Louis XIV at Versailles. The style featured lavish patterns and palletes, asymmetrical forms, unorthodox perspective, and Asian motifs.

2.  An exciting collection of Asian inspired designs in dresses, tops, shoes and jewelry, debuting at
Rue de Mimo

Designers, reading clockwise from the M: Hoss, Hanife, Skunkfunk, Ayala Bar, Poetic License and Weston Wear.