I was feeling really uninspired yesterday. Things have been a little topsy-tervy this week, thus I'm trying to be inspiring today.
My fiances sister is leaving for China soon and I'm really intrigued by Chinese minority historical dress. And on top of this I get the Taiwan Review at work. It makes for a lot of stewing about Chinese design.
One of my favorite fashion collections (well, the one that I remember) was Chanel's Paris-Shanghai Metiers D'Arts collection 2009-2010. You can see all the slides at that link. I love the combination of eastern and western dress, along with the traditional Chinese jewelry accents.
Also, American Craft has an article on their website right now about Taiwanese artists/crafters. I'm jiving with the Asian aesthetic right now.