Asia Major: Fresh Accents for Spring

The graphic design of season's best accessories hails from the Far East. Lest you expect a tower of red-lacquer clutches, hear this: thanks to some new technology and a touch of the unexepected, the take is totally modern.

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A Twist on Tradition

What’s old is new: wood-block handles, yin-yang fish and tassels of every ilk.

 

Hermes lacquer necklace; hermes.com for stores. Josie Natori buntal and wood clutch; saks.com. Kotur straw clutch; koturltd.com.

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A Twist on Tradition

From left: Stephen Russell platinum, emerald, diamond, pearl and onyx necklace; 212-570-6900. Yewn 18k gold, black- and white-diamond necklace and 18k gold, tsavorite, black- and white-diamond necklace; fragments.com.

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Eastern Altitude

Through the beauty of innovative design and luxe materials, geisha gets an update.

 

Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. lacquered-wood necklace; tiffany.com. Diane von Furstenberg leather wedges; 646-486-4800.

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Eastern Altitude

Edmundo Castillo brocade wedges; Match at the Breakers, 561-659-8496. Bulgari 18k gold, diamond and enamel watch; bulgari.com for stores. Nancy Gonzalez crocodile minaudière; nancygonzalez.com for stores.

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Fit for an Empress

What’s stylish now? Gilded symbols, and cherry blossoms on a stacked bamboo stiletto.

 

John Hardy gold and diamond dragon bracelet; johnhardy.com. Ward Kelvin gold and diamond bracelet; saks.com. Harry Winston gold and diamond bracelet; harrywinston.com for stores.Coomi green agate and diamond earrings; neimanmarcus.com

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Fit for an Empress

Charlotte Olympia bamboo sandals; charlotteolympia.com.

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Modern Wonder

Laser-cut leather and carved lucite put a fresh spin on imperial artistry.

 

Deville Fine Jewelry aquamarine, diamond and black-rhodium necklace; devillefinejewelry.com. Nancy Gonzalez crocodile purse; nancygonzalez.com for stores. Donna Karan New York suede and lucite wedges; dkny.com for stores.

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Modern Wonder

Ralph Lauren Collection Leather Tote; ralphlaurencollection.com. 

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Originally published in the February 2013 issue

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