I can think of no other language in the world which is as expressive and evocative as the language of textiles. One region of our abundant world which has influenced Western design and fashions for centuries long is India. Energetic prints, fabric movement (and sound), rich embroidery, elegant necklines, symmetry in tailoring, eye-catching jewellery..
You may recall a lively social media debate about the colour of a dress back in the February of 2015. Was the bodycon dress blue with black fringing or white with gold fringing? There’s a very interesting account of this controversy in this article which concludes - “When context varies, so will people’s visual perception”.