When the Resort 2016 collections came around, we couldn't help but spot a trend that was closely linked to our Asian roots — the sarong. From Balenciaga's one-piece swimsuit and beach towel combi to Ralph Lauren's sarong-styled silk shirtdress, the sarong was transformed from beach staple to boardroom appropriate. Simply throw on a high-waisted belt to add interest to the wrap effect.

With its do-it-yourself sensibility (or is this case ready-made), this micro trend is all work and play. Our favourite? The Stella McCartney wrap-around skirt reminiscent of the way our favourite mamak store uncle would hike up his sarong and knot it around his hips. 

Resort 2016 - Micro Trends - Sarongs

Resort 2016 - Micro Trends - Sarongs

Resort 2016 - Micro Trends - Sarongs

Resort 2016 - Micro Trends - Sarongs