Text/ Wesley Sin; Photo/ Ayumi Hills, Brand PR
Designer-Duo Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato have gained their popularity among young people in Tokyo since they were the creative directors of the cutting edge select shop, CANDY. Established in 2009, their own brand, DRESSEDUNDERDRESSED, is known for their casual chic design. Through the past few seasons, unisex style has been the key point in their collections. Loose shirts with ultra-long sleeves, double breasted ponchos and over-sized long coats are three signature styles of the season. 90’s white and black caps are also must-have items to match anything!
Founders of Discovered, Tatsuya Kimura and Sanae Yoshida are known as designers and stylists for many musicians, DJs and actors since 2001. They always pursue the genre-less designs, fusion of conflicting tastes and the mix of opposition. Their F/W 17 collection is inspired by the British rock band Primal Scream. The title of Primal Scream’s album “XTRMNTR” back in 2000 was also chosen to be the name of the collection. The mixture of materials such as flannels, chunky knits, suede and furs is significant in this collection. The logo from “XTRMNTR” and British flags are also printed on some items. Not only the design, but the overall mix-and-match skill of the stylist also shows us the unique Tokyo street vibes.
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About the Contributors:
Wesley Sin is a writer for travel and fashion guides from Taiwan. His personal publications include What’s New in Tokyo, Tokyo Fashion Guide, Travel in New York by Subway and more. He is currently working in New York as a PR professional all the while writing and contributing from the Big Apple. Follow him on Facebook @facebook.com/Sin.Wesley & Instagram @wesley_sin
Ayumi Hills is a model and blogger based in Japan. Her living experiences in Tokyo, Taipei and Sydney become her unique tastes of fashion and styles. Follow her on Facebook @facebook.com/Ayumihills & Instagram @ayumihills