Seoul & Tokyo FW Street Style and How to Recreate Them
HULA , October 25, 2019
Of all the 2019 fashion weeks (PFW, MFW, LFWand NYFW) HULA has covered the past couple of months, we’re excited to be reporting the latest fashion weeks in Asia — Seoul and Tokyo. Unlike Fashion Weeks in Europe and the US, Seoul and Tokyo only host fashion shows biannually and our eyes are on the best dressed (or the trendsetters) in both cities. Read on for un-gendered outfits, mashed-up prints and more.
Corsets had long been associated with women, femininity and sometimes even oppression. In the mid-19th century, it was essentially a visual shorthand for “woman”. However, unknown to many, (up until the 1950s) it wasn’t uncommon to find men wearing “body belts”. Unlike their female counterpart, male corsets were hidden. As seen in Seoul Fashion Week, there seems to be a challenge to the age-old gender norms. The combination of the corset (worn on the outside!) with a pair of black straight-legged pants and a laced white shirt on this fabulous fashion week goer gives a breath of fresh air. While the top half of the outfit screams femininity, with the pants and the chunky dad shoes, the lower half carries a sense of effortless boyish street style.
On the streets of Tokyo, trendsetters have toppled the conventional connotations of fur coats’ and beret. No longer wearing fur coats with safe bets such as the finest tailored suits or dresses, fashionistas in Tokyo are mixing their fur (or better yet, try faux fur coat to save our furry friends!) with straight-legged denim and sneakers. To complete the look, try a fringey leather crossbody bag with a pair of diamond hoop earrings for added va va voom!
JAPANESE WEDNESDAY ADDAMS
We can’t help but feel this look from Tokyo Fashion Week resembles a modern Japanese version of Wednesday Addams. With a black leather dungaree skirt and a white shirt with an exaggerated collar (and perhaps 2 tightly braided pigtails), you’re ready for a daytime Halloween look both suitable for the festivities and daily activities. Complete the look with a pair of black boots and clutch to add a touch of gothic punk!
OUTDOOR LINGERIE ENSEMBLE
Have you ever looked at your expensive lingerie and wish you had gotten more use out of it other than wearing it in the bedroom? As seen on the streets of Tokyo, the ingenious combination of the blush coloured lingerie, the equally soft silky pants and a pair of platform sneakers with a contrasting coloured furry jacket gives a chic and flirtatious spin to the traditionally sexy lingerie.
Some say the mix and match of prints are only for the brave, but we beg to differ. Lower the risk factor of mashing up prints by trying garments that have built-in mashed-up prints curated by the designer. Pair it with shoes (our choice being a pair of navy blue velvet ankle boots) that match any main colour of the garment and voilà! Mixing prints and putting together a cohesive and delightful outfit have never been easier!