Street Style: Hongdae, Seoul, Korea

August 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

This girl has an ethereality and sweetness that makes me think of a fairytale princess or a soft mound of cotton candy.

Street Style: Devils in Red

August 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Garosugil, Seoul, Korea

Hongdae, Seoul, Korea

Street Style: Insadong, Seoul, Korea

July 28, 2011 § 3 Comments

This guy’s shirt caught my eye in Insadong this afternoon. It’s decked out in gold, Old World imagery – carriages, ropes, tassels – and cut like a folded-over rectangle with holes poked out for the head and limbs.

I like how looseness of the shirt and pants. I also love how the piercings and black leather bracelets give the look a bit of hardness.

There’s something revolutionary about a man a wearing gaudy silk print shirt, especially paired with drop crotch pants and silver Birkenstocks. It’s a feminine look that brings to mind luxurious Italian housewives and church lady scarves, but the the right kind of man can make it seem completely natural.

Now Trending: Pattern-Lined Trousers

June 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

The say a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil can cause a typhoon in Japan.  If you ask me, a similar theory applies in fashion: a designer designing cute pants in Japan can cause mass sensation throughout the rest of the fashion world.  This season, Junya’s pattern-lined trousers has done just this.  

Junya Watanabe x Levi's (via dinosaursandrobots)

Junya Watanabe trousers (via Farfetch)

Unfortunately, unless you have $500 to spare on pants that will probably out of style next summer, you probably can’t relish in the glory of Junya with this trend.  But luckily retailers are offering versions of the look for less.  The Gap, for example, has created Junya-inspired shorts in various styles.

Junya-inspired shorts by The Gap

More Junya-inspired shorts by The Gap

The look is majorly trending on the streets of Seoul.  I saw this guy last week in Hongdae sporting a version of the patterned, lined trousers.  I would have probably styled them differently, perhaps echoing the nautical theme of Junya’s S/S 11 show, but maybe I should just get a pair of my own.

The Junya Effect in Hongdae (via Stylesight)

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