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1 year ago, by Voir Editorial Team 10 Innovative Looks From Tokyo Fashion Week’s FW23 Street Style!

1 year ago, by Voir Editorial Team

10 Innovative Looks From Tokyo Fashion Week’s FW23 Street Style!

Japanese style is both futuristic and nostalgic, combing current trends with vintage designs and layering pieces on pieces to create unique fashion statements. These 10 looks play with traditionally masculine and feminine materials and styles, capturing the youth culture of 21st-century Japan.


Models Aya and Ami put their own twist on the see-through dress trend, layering matching tulle Chika Kisada dresses over baggy t-shirts for the show. They dressed up the casual look with matching chunky green boots and silver chains, which contrasted with the delicate tulle.


For the Inscrire runway show, this influencer wore a vintage Maison Margiela dress from the spring/summer 1997 collection. The purple Inscrire track pants brought an athletic and preppy vibe to the outfit, contrasting with the industrial burlap tunic. She tied the look together with black leather accessories: a Hermès belt bag, Margiela tabis, and an Acne Studios biker jacket.


For the day three Yohei Ohno show, this influencer was channeling 60s fashion with the polka dots. She incorporated the pattern on her blouse and the strap of her bag. She matched this with black knee-high boots, which contrasted with the pale lemon yellow shorts and shirt. The tailored shorts add an androgynous sense to the outfit and contrast with the femininity of the silk blouse.


The fourth look combines many different styles and textures to create a preppy outfit, inspired by 90s Ralph Lauren and actress Yuki Uchida. The fashion journalist, Yu Masui, has reworked a jumper and top to create a layered athletic jersey and paired this with a long tartan kilt. The skirt is followed by loose, rolled socks and shiny brogues, resembling a school uniform. He tops off the outfit with bedazzled hair clips and love heart earrings.


The next looks come from stylist Yan and director Yuri, who combine vintage pieces to create two very aesthetically varied outfits. Yan mixes lace, fur, and ruffles for her feminine and romantic look. On the other hand, Yuri layers multiple belts around his waist and knees and finishes the outfit with Balenciaga sneakers for a modern and edgy look.


The next look comes from Naoya (right), who channels school uniform once again, incorporating the huge influence of anime, schoolgirls, and ‘seishun’ on Japanese fashion. He layers a vintage leather coat and Offshore parker over a Ralph Lauren shirt, a vintage tie, black shorts, and finishes the look with black Zara brogues and white socks.


For this outfit, Japanese TikToker Mari dressed head-to-toe in Maison J. Simone ahead of the show. She played on the boys’ boxers trend, showing the waistband underneath a foil plaid skirt, and pairing this with thigh-high patent boots. She wore a ribbed white tank top to match the boxers, layered a cropped blazer on top, and accessorised with a crochet net purse.


This model duo channeled Britney and Justin in their all-denim outfits for the Tanaka show. The outfits were very cowboy-inspired, with his wide-leg pants and button-down shirt combining the Wild West with modern trends, thanks to the pale yellow shade and ripped kneecaps. She channelled cowboy style through a western-style studded belt, a classic patchwork denim dress, and detailed cowboy boots.


This next set of outfits, worn by models Maria (left) and Lisei (right), once again mixes elegant tulle with chunky leather boots. Maria’s Chika Kisada dress is layered over black sequin flares and boxy square-toed boots and adorned with a y2k chainmail shrug. Lisei wears transparent Chika Kisada biker shorts over boxers, adding a masculine feel that balances out her tulle tank top. She finishes off the outfit with a pair of chunky Chelsea boots and a red lip.


The final look, created by vintage store owner Ruka, instantly catches your attention with these fur trousers. Handmade from a fur coat, these are guaranteed to keep your legs warm in the winter.

The top is also handmade, combining a white mesh shirt with a ripped black blazer. She styles it with black Puma platforms and futuristic sunglasses for the Khoki show.

Words by Lucy Walshe

Header Image: Kira/TokyoFashion.com 


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