This season, there have been plenty of explorations in eastern exoticism. Vera Wang did it, Prada too. But no one, for Spring 2013 anyway, has done it as sexily as Peter Dundas did today with his languid play on the "opulence of Indochina."
Sheer was the name of the game here, and it came in the form of white chiffon and organza that covered (well, not really) the body in loose layers and billowing shapes. Wide-leg trousers, tunics, tank tops, and even a trench coat seemed to float off the body in barely there wisps; some pieces were anchored only by strategically placed opaque panels or delicate, crystal-embellished embroidery in dragon and tiger motifs. A later group consisting of silky anoraks, kimono-style jackets, column gowns, and slouchy pantsuits came in liquid-like silk and printed with bold blossom prints or adorned with metallic appliqué. Though less revealing, they embodied the same sensual spirit.