How is the Japanese world seen though a Western lens? Deeply fascinating, elegant and sophisticated, according to the house of Vionnet.

For resort, Goga Ashkenazi focused on Japan’s multifaceted cultural heritage and aesthetic to deliver a beautiful collection featuring Eastern details perfectly blending with the signature couture-like European elegance of the brand.

Laser-cut, graphic cherry blossom decors were applied on a range of pieces, spanning from a chic wrap top matched with sartorial pants and a net tunic layered over fluid pants and cinched at the waist with an obi belt, to the flowing gowns. These included Vionnet’s signature bias-cut style crafted by combining four different silk squares, as well as a yellow asymmetric design with cutout details at the shoulder and the waist.

While the kimono-like printed wrap dresses looked like a tribute to the Japanese tradition, a group of poplin frocks, including a flattering style punctuated by metallic buttons, showed the urban, chic side of the collection.

Inspired by one of the eight principles of Japanese art — “Geido,” meaning discipline — Ashkenazi introduced references to the sports disciplines of martial arts and racing. The latter influenced a group of denim items, including a romper and an A-line dress embellished with colorful patches inspired by the car racing world.

See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:

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Kate Spade New York Resort 2018: Deborah Lloyd balanced playful kitsch and pop femininity for her Kate Spade New York resort collection.
Rag & Bone Resort 2018: Resort was a smart progression in focusing on perfecting individual pieces for Rag & Bone.
M Missoni Resort 2018: A light feminist spirit coursed throughout the playful resort collection for M Missoni.
Rochas Resort 2018: Feminine silhouettes and rich fabrics contributed to the sophisticated elegance of this resort collection.
MSGM Resort 2018: Massimo Giorgetti combined a retro surf inspiration with contemporary art and music references in this resort collection infused with urban edge.
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