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Thursday, February 9, 2017

I've already mentioned my love of Japanese aesthetic in terms of voluminous structure, but these are really great showcases of how it can really be stunning (and yet wearable) in real life.  One of my favorite captured streetstyle looks from my trip to Korea also featured such drama.  

Here are some from Droptokyo:

Name: Kurumi | くるみ
Occupation: Free Model
Tops: HELK
Shoes: Cry.
Accessory: Used
How elegant is this woman?  It takes skilled tailoring to achieve volume like this without looking heavy.

Name: Daiki | ダイキ
Occupation: Hair Stylist (OOO YY)
Jacket: Used
Sweater: UNIQLO
Bottoms: Used
Shoes: VANS
Something as simple as unexpected bagginess (while everything remains crisp) really adds attitude.

Name: SEN | セン
Occupation: Model
Jacket: LOEWE
Shirt: LOEWE
Pants: LOEWE
Shoes: LOEWE

I'm not sure if this counts as volume or just relaxed, but Sen Mitsuji is just good looking so I'll just leave this here anyway ;)

Name: Yuka | ユカ
Occupation: Office Worker
Tops: H&M
Pants: Bershka
Shoes: Balenciaga
Belt: Polo Ralph Lauren
Whether she works in a creative field or this is her off-day, this is an incredibly bold look!  Definitely not the typical OL-san.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sometimes the classics are the most striking.  Love how these looks all have a modern twist - whether it's in length, combination, hair and makeup, accessories, or cut - that definitely keep them from being anything but boring.

Name: Shuhei Uesugi | 上杉柊平
Occupation: Actor (KEN-ON)

This blazer coat hits at such an interesting place.  Since the rest of his outfit is completely white it really highlights the sharpness of his outerwear.

Name: Ruka | る鹿
Occupation: Model
Jacket: ROSE BUD
Shoes: Dr.Martens
Styling is so important.  Neckline buttoned up all the way, matching red in the lips and nails = on point.

Name: Ken Morita
Occupation: Model (BARK in STYLe)
Sweater: UNIQLO
Denim pants: A.P.C. 
Rings and earrings are super subtle.  Love the cozy grandpa knit and suave hair.  Hipster style, Tokyo version?

Name: RUKO | るうこ
Occupation: Model
Tops: Acne Studios
Skirt: IRENE
Bag: Bottega Veneta
Shoes: Bottega Veneta
So many ways things can be reinvented.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Japanese fashion's influence on minimalism is monumental.  I absolutely love voluminous structure inspired by traditional shapes, and the classic combination of varying shades of navy and khaki reminiscent of indigo dye and bamboo.  The simpler some things appear, the more studied and perfected the lines actually are.

Droptokyo features all sorts of streetstyle, and I love how they give you facts such as occupation, so that you can imagine how each person incorporates their style into their normal lives.  It surprises me some of the unique major designer items people own, but they are always incorporated in a subtle, personalized style all their own, and mixed with low, and even second-hand pieces.

Here are some of my favorites in the muted theme:

Name: Saki Shibata | 柴田 紗希
Occupation: Model
Jacket: Yves Sain Laurent
Bottoms: Used
Bottoms: flower
Shoes: Used
No rules for petites.  Anyone can rock a dramatic hemline.

Name: Rintarou Asari | 浅利琳太郎
Outer: MUJI
Tops: Used
Bottoms: AOKI
Bag: Christopher Nemeth
That white scarf really pops despite the restrained, introverted air.

Name: Suzumi | スズミ
Tops: Used
Bottoms: MUJI
Hat: Used
Love her use of texture to break up the black, and make her French chic look not at all cliché.

Name: Sho Ono | 小野 匠
Occupation: Actor
Jacket: YANTOR
Glasses: Chistian Roth
Hair Salon: vicca
The hues of this look are so rich when combined in layers.  See how large yet streamlined the shape is.
Name: RYUTARO | リュウタロウ
Occupation: Hair stylist (OOO YY)
Jacket: NuGgETS
Setup: yotsuba
Casket: Yohji Yamamoto
A cute, mori ("forest") look.

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