The Marie Claire Italia March 2013 editorial takes an unexpected turn when it comes to traditional Japanese outfits. Although it is easy to pick out the kimono influences and the overall Asian theme, the looks have been given a futuristic aesthetic thanks to the modern materials and, of course, the contemporary silhouettes and tailoring. If the obi sash wasn't so noticeable or the use of chopsticks and other props not present, it would have been a lot harder to pinpoint the inspiration behind the otherwise sci-fi outfits.
Model Hirschy Hirschfelder was outfitted by stylist Monika Kropfitsch in Eastern-inspired pieces from such labels as Prada, Chanel, Dior and more. The cyber-swathed looks showcased in the Marie Claire Italia March 2013 editorial were shot by photographer Thomas Krappitz.