Ji Young is a model and wears her cap backwards, proper 80’s stylee. She wears an American Apparel jumper and everything else is vintage.
Moonsoo is a menswear designer and combines his cap with sharp tailored pieces for a more casual look. He wears a Kenzo cap, Dior Homme coat, trousers and tie designed by himself, a Thom Browne shirt, JC de Castelbajac cardigan and Burberry Prorsum shoes.
There have been some nods to the dark side amongst the fashionistas at Seoul Fashion Week. Dong Yun is a student and wears a Givenchy jacket and t-shirt, blazer from a store in Seoul, Ann Demeulemeester trousers, Comme Des Garcons boots and an MCM clutch.
Walking through Tokyo, a woman in a kimono will occasionally walk past and it’s such a pleasure to see. Seeing this traditional dress stand out amongst a rush of people in contemporary clothes is a beautiful sight. It’s as if time has stood still for a few moments.
I thought I’d spotted some actual geishas when walking through Asakusa. Lucky me to see such a rare sight! But no, it turns out these girls had paid to dress up as them and take photos of each other. Geishas are so rare now and it’s unusual to see any in Tokyo. There are only around 1000 in Japan and most reside in Kyoto. They’re like an endangered species. Geishas study for 4 to 5 years to become highly skilled in traditional singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. An evening of entertainment with one geisha is understandably not cheap- it costs at least £450 for 2 people including dinner.