Thanks to the likes of Osman and Proenza Schouler our fashion compasses are pointing East this season and team ELLE can't resist the panoply of textures, embroidered blossoms and obi belts that come with it.
It's time to embrace a touch of the orient, and while a head-to-toe look may not translate into your working wardrobe you can easily step into autumn style with statement separates.
Brocade trousers will seriously amp up your eveningwear and add a touch of luxe to your daily uniform. Just remember to keep accessories to a minimum and add a pair of oversize shades for the perfect polish.
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