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Chinoiserie is an aesthetic that first emerged in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries defined by an overseas interpretation of what is considered traditional Chinese style.




Elaborate and intricate patterns are typical for Chinoiserie. Common motifs such as peonies, willows, bamboo, dragons, and phoenixes are frequently incorporated into designs. Blue and white porcelain, inspired by the Chinese Ming and Qing dynasty, is a popular choice for decor. Bold hues such as deep reds, emerald greens, royal blues, and gold accents are very common.


Chinoiserie fashion is characterized by its incorporation of China-inspired elements into Western clothing design. This style often features intricate patterns, vibrant colors, and motifs reminiscent of what is perceived as traditional Chinese. Key elements include the use of brocade fabric, knots, and embroidery. Chinoiserie as a fashion can be found as both casual and formal wear, ranging from everyday garments emulating Tang suits to elaborate evening dresses.