Asian inspired collections such as oriental prints, mandarin collars, kimono style coats and silk wrap dresses were all the rage on the catwalks for Spring 2013. The East met the West as this fashion trend which began in the fall has really taken hold and spilled over into the Spring. Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing are all present in the exquisite lotus flowered prints or the elegant silk blossom embroidered dresses. These gardens of color are magical and the oriental patterns transport you to the land of samurai warriors and geisha girls. To wear this exotic look your accessories should be kept to a minimum so as not to compete with what you are wearing.