This year, one of the truly "new" trends on the catwalks, i.e. looks that haven't been recycled from ideas making the rounds in recent seasons, displayed a serious love for all that is Asia's rich, stunning fashion history. When it comes to Western style, most fashionistas have seen it before: corsets, pencil skirts, leopard, leather, denim, and of course, blatant sex appeal. A few of our favorite designers eschewed the obvious direction for something unexpected with their modern take on seriously old school style. Stunning embroidery, plays on shape and proportion, colors, and femininity that is outlined rather than laid bare all added up to a major breath of fresh air. Whether Chinese, Japanese, or another Asian country, the inspiration was clear and the fashion world took notice. Here are some of our favorite looks to get you inspired.