For Western artists and designers, one of the most enduringly popular points of inspiration is “The Orient,” resulting in a style called “Orientalism.” In historical terms, the Orient was a broad geographical designation describing the many nations and cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. To the Western mind, these cultures represented, “romance, exotic beings, haunting memories and landscapes, remarkable experiences.”1 Nations and cultures encompassed by this broad term may share some similarities, but each has distinct cultural and artistic traditions. Despite these differences, the Western mind has often grouped them into a unified whole. In design terms, this results in fantastic creations, the outcome of an exuberant and often naïve reinterpretation of non-Western cultures. Fashions inspired by Orientalism are often richly colored with intricate patterns or ornamental surface embellishments and present dramatic silhouettes.