Monday, 5 October 2020

RIP KENZO TAKADA


The Tigar Roars
 

At the sad passing of Japanese fashion designer 

Kenzo Takada 

We celebrate his style legacy from the streets of London

 

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Saturday, 19 September 2020

LONDON FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER 2020

Hello everyone.

We are back after a very long hiatus. It has indeed been quite the journey
and experience since we last posted. Quite the roller coaster of unreal events,
hence the absence.

But we’re back

And if you can bear with us a while longer, we can promise you much
excitement to come forth in the new year. It will be well worth the wait.

All we can say for now is we’ll be going back to our roots.

Watch this space

So to continuing from where we left off last, London Fashion Week.
As you all know things have change somewhat though out 2020.
Every business and avenue has been affected by the Covid19 pandemic.
That includes the world of fashion. For now we can only bring you a brief
taster of the style that was spotted on the streets during
London Fashion Week, mainly because there was so little of it. 


This is the lovely Qiandaix from China. She wears a Lolita ensemble
of a dress and headpiece, with Head bow in Chocolate Rosette print by
Angelic Pretty, cardigan and socks by M&S,
a bag by Vendula London, shoes by ECCO, and an umbrella from
Whale Island, purchased on Taobao.

This is Fiona King, from South Korea. We think she's way cool.
Check out her style. She wears shorts by Victoria Beckham, a blouse 
by Isa Arfen, the essential fashion item, a mask, and everything esle 
you see is by Prada. Check out those fierce boots.

Continuing on our much liked theme of cool footwear, check these out.

A dynamic duo of Maison Margiela in black and Simone Rocha in blue

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Sunday, 15 September 2019

LONDON FASHION WEEK SS 2020 STREET STYLE POST 1

Street style during London Fashion Week has its ups and downs, 
but mostly ups. It is an integral part of the event that celebrates all, 
that is fashion, here within the UK. New collections, new ideas, 
new approaches at old ones. Hugely popular is the latter these days. 

On the street you're seeing more colours, a good selection of ideas are 
present in creations, but the strong sence of indivduality is not as strong 
or as mind blowing and obvios as it used to be 10,15 years ago or more. 
Where are the stand out personalities and characters that freequent our 
streets not just during LFW, but always on a weekend or weekdays. 

LFW does indeed provide a playground for those that enjoy a little 
me me me time, to excel at their narcissistic craft. Not mentioning names.

We celebrate may if not all that dwell within that domain, as we discovered 
that realm long ago, and have been keen to bring you its many visual delights.

So feast your eyes upon this se of images we gathered just for you, 
here during the first couple of days of London Fashion Week Sept 2019. 
This is the lovely Freya. Sunning beauty, edgy looking, and always stylish with 
a unique, sence of style that is always a nod to her culture of being born in China 
and in fashion too. How cool is this look 
She wears a black traditional  rice field hat, a dress by XYLONCHEN
Shoes by Eytys, Belt by Y Project and bag by Saint Laurent.
Here's another new discovery.
 This is the Way cool ! Buying Director for Shyness Space, Shiny Francis.
 This is Stylist and influencer Cheri Yun 
She wears a green knitwear two piece hoodie by Ground Zero with a bag 
 Here's that woman again. Harper. A regular here at JSTREETSTYLE
She wears a decorative knitwear top with shorts by Uooyaa, a mini bag with 
pearl chain by Gofefe, clear high heel shoes by Public Desire, with socks 
by Topshop and sunglasses by A Society.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

MORE VINTAGE CELEBRATIONS SEPT 2019

Oh to be Pre Loved with Style

So vintage style is what we celebrate in this post early September, ahead of 
the LFW season, a celebration of summer style in London, with fashion that is 
tried and tested and here to stay. 
Vintage style doesn't die. It gets a chance to play and have fun touching our 
lives with its history. Pre loved. You'll here these words used more these days 
because its very true. Items that are Vintage are just that. Pre Loved because 
unlike today with fast fashion and consumerism, perviously, fine fashion clothing 
was made with love. Something any vintage fashion loving fan can tell you is true, 
because you feel it. We hope you feel that love in these images 
we captured just for you. Enjoy.

 Who says we don't try and look after you? We actually found someone young 
and Japanese in London for you. This is the lovely Wataru Yano. She wears 
a top from Uniglo, a jacket from Mango, trousers by John Lauwence Sullivan.
 This is Rina from Japan dressed head to toe in early 1970s vintage items
 Now we LOVE this woman. How would you feel if your mum looked this cool? 
Don't answer that. It's rhetorical. 
This is super stylish Noi from Thailand. She wears a hoodie from BOY London, 
a dress from Cos, a purse by Gucci with flat sandals by Fendi.
 Fancy feet in Fendi's magical slippers
 Here's the lovely vinatage fan Lydia Ngo, from Hong Kong. 
The fashion accessories designer wears wearing a vintage denim jacket 
with trouser from Uniglo, a vintage pearl necklace and a top from Cos.
 This is fashion designer and entrepreneur Mei Hui Liu wearing one of her 
stunning colour print vintage dresses, with a black tote bag.

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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

SUMMER IN THE SUN IN PRAISE OF VINTAGE STYLE

A sunny summers Sunday at the palace. No not hers, Sorry Ma'am! Maybe next time. 
No that other palace up on the hill in North London with all the radio masts. 
The one by the name of Alexandra, captured our interest as it was the venue 
for some vintage style. The first of the many venues showcasing the hugely 
popular vintage fashion scene. Something you know i've been a part of for more than 
15 years as a serious collector. But as you know this blog is never about me. 
That's why the use of we is frequently used, because it's all about you, and in 
the context it should be used. In praise of your style and in celebration of your 
expressive individuality. 

So vintage style is what we celebrate in this post early September, ahead of 
the LFW season, a celebration of summer style in London, with fashion that is 
tried and tested and here to stay. 
Vintage style doesn't die. It gets a chance to play and have fun touching our 
lives with its history. Pre loved. You'll here these words used more these days 
because its very true. Items that are Vintage are just that. Pre Loved because 
unlike today with fast fashion and consumerism, perviously, fine fashion clothing 
was made with love. Something any vintage fashion loving fan can tell you is true, 
because you feel it. We hope you feel that love in these images 
we captured just for you. Enjoy.

 Two of our faves, the lovely Shion Oshikawa with that amazing smile of hers, 
and her sidekick in blue denim Mick both from Japan with their signature vintage style
 Here are two lovely young fans of UK vintage style, and they hail all the way 
from South Korea. Sisters and Artists Gayon and Gabin Lee.
Gayon (L) wears a hair piece from road shop, cardigan, gloves all vintage,
her back-pack from Skinny Dip, jeans by road shop and Shoes by Reebok

Gabin(R) wears earrings and necklaces-Made by herself, with a red coat by Burberry
that she customised with flies on the collar, jeans knitted sweater from an oline shop,
  shoes by Adidas and a bag by Skinny Dip
 We love how this woman rocks her Cheongsam / Qipao dress
Why hide when you can simply stride. When in the sun, it has to be done.

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Sunday, 11 August 2019

AUGUST CALL. RAIN FALLING

August calling but the rain is still falling. 
That's what it's been like of late, on the streets of London. A wash out. 
Heard that age old phrase, "Dress for a British Summer?" 
Well it's a saying for good reason. It makes clear sense, as most UK summer's 
are a washout. So the images brought to you in this post, are scattered, 
just like the showers of recently, over a few days, or weeks of what we 
came across on in terms of the cool and stylish on London's streets.
Still very low on the counter for Japanese style presently, so please get in touch 
all you cool young Japanese, and step up to the challange. 
Your style crown is slipping. Other cool folk are now wearing it proudly.

This handsome and cool looking dude is Sum Yup Kim from South Korea. 
He wears a suit by Coast, with a vintage T-shirt and necklace. His shoes 
are by Humant.
 Love these two. Either on a date or just hanging out, but they look so close 
and so in the groove of the moment. We spotted them in London's China Town
 Who says your mum cant be cool, and she must dress and act her age?
This is the amazing Naoe from Thailand. She wears a white sheath 
sweater dress by Greyhound, with a Chanel bag and sandals also by Chanel
We spotted her out and about with her daughter. Classic pretty young thing 
but WOW! Her mum Rocks! Way awesome style wiich we LOVE.
Classic Italian beauty doesn't have to be conventional. 
Why can't it be unconventional and avant garde. So let's mix it up a bit,
and get artistic about how we see beauty, like on this Italian MAC 
make up artist we spotted on her way from work. 
 Now for the Footsie Index
We spotted these cool and exciting heels from shoe master Roger Vivier. 
You all know what we're talking about when we mention these words. 
We know how much you all love pretty shoes. Special Update soon. 
We just had to share them with you. Excitement is ment to be shared.

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Sunday, 4 August 2019

A WEEKEND AT PORTOBELLO

A SUNNY WEEKEND AT PORTOBELLO ROAD MARKET

That place in Notting Hill, the very same as in the movie in the 90s.
We took a stroll there over the weekend, being the sun was shining 
and gifted Londoners and its visitors a smile. The weather affects 
us all does it not.

When I first started this blog about a decade ago, it was because of 
my love of Japanese culture, its style, and the individuality of style 
present there and here, on the streets of London and elsewhere.
Sadly thesedays that’s a rare thing altogether, but not just from cool 
looking Japanese, but globally, indivduality in style is vanishing.
With that said, I found that we had to diversify here at JSTREETSTYLE
and aim our interest more at Asian culture in general, as the trend 
now is towards Chinese millennials, who though do not tend to have the 
sence of individualism in style the Japanese had two decades back.
Young Chinese women seem to like the power and influence of brands. 
There’s a new peek in affluence in China, and to show that through 
mass travel, acquiring products of western fashion brands is cool, 
sadly, just how many young Chinese women can you spot wearing 
Gucci branded trainers and bags? Change it up a little girls. Please!

The other trend you'll spot are the much more cooler and stylish 
South Koreans. Young women especially but not exclusively, the guys do 
too have a much stronger sence of individial style, than their Chinese 
counterparts, when spotted and encountered on the streets of London.

Well back to Portobello. The point being that on this and many other 
occasions of late, it’s young Chinese women you’ll see, as did we. 
So that’s what we’re bring to you in this post.
Our same energy and style in imagery, but a little less individualistic, 
but what we won’t show you like in many blogs out there, is someone 
standing doing nothing looking pretty. What purpose is that.
Go elsewhere for that. If you want individualistic style from young Asians, 
then JSTREETSTYLE is the place to be. So keep it here if you dare.

This is Namuna from South Korea, wearing a white dress bought on 
the internet, along with black rubber sandals. The kind that originated 
in Tokyo, Japan and were hugely popular back in 2014.
This is Fiona (L) and Doris (R) both from China. They both wear a 
knitted sweater purchased the day before at TK Max, with denim shorts 
and a skirt from Taobao, and mini bags from Michael Kors and shoes 
also from Taobao.
This is Krystal Luyajun, a media student from China. She wears a hat
from her last trip to Tokyo, a floral print summer dress from Dassimo Dutti,
with a bag by Longchamp and trainers from Alexander McQueen.


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