Waist belts have been slowly slipping their way back into our wardrobes and for Spring next year Obi belts will be the must have waist cincher.
A lot of the designers who took influence from Japanese cultures looked towards at the shapes of traditional dress rather than the print for a slightly new twist on the trend. In my opinion this makes the trend easier to wear and take from season to season.
Kimono jackets are big news and a fond favourite of mine-a friend in primary school had a gorgeous kimono dressing gown which my jealousy of sparked a long lust of the garment.
I have a couple of charity shop finds that I use as dressing gowns and a ebay find which has been awaiting repair and refitting for about 6 months- lazy me.
The ever popular top knot can be given a Japanese twist with hair chopsticks a la Gareth Pugh. So fear not, trying this trend can take you all of 5 minutes.