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Olympia Le-Tan

Known for her literature-inspired clutches, the designer took a sentimental trip to Japan for her latest offering. The Olympia Le-Tan Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection pays homage to a Tokyo landmark, the Hotel Okura, which was built in the ‘60s and is being demolished this year. Her collection featured geometric prints inspired by the hotel’s carpets; red kettle motifs across poplin shirts; and trompe l’oeil ropes inspired by Japanese bondage. Polaroid pictures by photographer Nobuyoshi Araki were reimagined as illustrations across Le-Tan’s feminine silhouettes, which also had cute Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars on shirt collars and belts.

Founder: Olympia Le-Tan

Owner: Olympia Le-Tan

Designer: Olympia Le-Tan

Year Established: 2009

Spring 2016 Inspiration: Tokyo’s Hotel Okura ahead of its demolishment.

Star Pieces: The geometric print poplin tops; the whimsy navy blue “Lucky Cat” print, paper-bag pants; the black and gold embellished belted kimono dress; and the pink poplin, knee-length dress featuring a bright red collar.

The Middle Eastern Sale: Crisp daywear pieces coupled with quirky prints will amp up a closet’s cuteness factor. Meanwhile, the metallic gold numbers and shiny black materials will take the eclectic girl stylishly into the night.

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