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Associate Fashion News Editor.

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Associate Fashion News Editor.
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 Gerald Tan reinterprets traditional Japanese kabuki for the street.

The beginnings of kabuki can be traced back to the 17th century, where many a skilled performer brought historical events to life through extravagant costumes, elaborate makeup, and dramatic dance and body movements. Like sushi and anime, kabuki has become an important Japanese cultural export, thanks to its vibrant combination of sound, colours and textures. Why not decode this mystical Oriental art form for your daily wardrobe?

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Make an entrance in a stunning Max & Co. dress (5), then walk gracefully down an imaginary Hanamachi (a “flower path”) in a pair of Gucci platforms (8).

Leave an intoxicating scent trail with YSL Beauty’s Opium (9) as you up your showmanship with a floral scarf from Dior (1) and a pair of CH Carolina Herrera earrings (7) will suit any modern-day heroine.

Together with an exquisitely crafted timepiece from Chanel (11), Fendi’s miniature Peekaboo bag (2), decorated with leather appliqué that resembles sakura flowers in full bloom, immediately evokes the rich artistry of kabuki.

Top it off with a delicate butterfly brooch (10) from Van Cleef & Arpels for the perfect finishing touch. Sayuri, your rickshaw awaits.

1. Scarf, Dior

2. Miniature Peekaboo bag, Fendi

3. Parachilna Anwar floor lamp, Kezu at Xtra

4. Pin, $193, Simone Rocha at Stylebop

5. Dress, Max & Co.

6. Antonio Marras fall/ winter 2016

7. Earrings, CH Carolina Herrera

8. Sandal, Gucci

9. Opium EDP, YSL Beauty

10. Papillon Pavonia clip, Van Cleef & Arpels

11. Montres Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel watch, Chanel