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Going Native: The Himalayan-Inspired Fashion Buys To Covet Now


Opening in December, the luxurious Six Senses Bhutan resort spans five idyllic locations (like Punakha and Thimphu) and terrains across the majestic Himalayan kingdom.

Think wrap jackets reminiscent of Bhutanese ghos and ornate dragon and nature-inspired embroidery – popular in Tibetan, Bhutanese and Nepalese cultures – on ladylike coats, dresses and accessories. Boho chic just got more eclectic, and a whole lot more decadent.


Etro F/W ’17

#1: Viscose-blend wrap top $89.90, Zara
Add colour to your wardrobe with this yellow wrap top. #2: Silk and velvet bra, Etro
What we love: the intricate details on this bra. #3: Embroidered silk skirt, Alice+Olivia
We love the oriental-inspired patterns on the skirt. #4: Embroidered satin boots with crystals, Gucci
Need a statement boot? Here’s a pair to cop. #5: Embroidered wool coat, Gucci
The dragon embroidery and high collar on this coat gives it an oriental appeal. #6: Metal earrings with crystals, Lanvin
Channel your inner punk and grunge with this pair of metal earrings. #7: Embroidered suede and cotton cross-body bag, Etro
This cross-body bag is roomy enough to fit your essentials and can double up as your everyday bag. #8: Temperley London embroidered silk dress, US$2,600 (S$3,620), Prices unavailable unless stated
Here’s something that will appeal to all feminine girls. This story first appeared in Female’s July 2017 issue. Like this? Check out all the African-inspired buys we are loving this season, the pastel coloured sneakers to be seen in now and the fashion and design buys the Female team is currently obsessing about.