Josie Natori looked to the French colonial past of Indochine but added a modern-day sensibility. The designer played with layers showing tunics and dresses over pants. And while shapes were lean, they were anything but minimal with delicate draping, tiny pleats and crafty origami to capture the spirit of the East. There were plenty of digital prints — on dresses, cowl-neck tops and a sequin column gown — that were based on landscapes and watercolor paintings with a touch of romance. Natori also expanded her accessories with horn, wood and mother-of-pearl jewelry that reflected a polished yet artisanal hand.

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