STATEMENT sweatshirts, dynamic denim and a lot of leather: as I turn to South Korea for Seoul Fashion Week, see who’s sporting the best street style looks away from the catwalk. It is a known fact that Seoul loves trends. The city’s street style scene is an A-Z of contemporary fads, with Yeezys, Vetements and Supreme ruling the roost as Korea’s most coveted labels. Seoul Fashion Week is in full swing at the minute, and while the street style outside Zaha Hadid’s mind-bending Dongdaemun Design Plaza feels very now.
Seoul’s street style set flexed its fashion credentials with total conviction this past week. The trend takeaways? Punk accessories and statement black outerwear are in. However, it’s the DIY details that really set these tastemakers apart from other rising street style capitals. Everyone has their own approach to twisting sartorial standards, whether it’s clashing heavy metal accessories with a demure white shirt, or upgrading the surgical mask trend with studs and embroidery.