You are who you pretend to be – Yvonne Force
Anything trendy could be considered high fashion, but high fashion needn’t necessarily take part in today’s trends. It’s the Vogue covers and the Scotch nights out, the extravagance mixed with fun and chill. Perhaps ‘Blow-Up’ filmed in London during the 60s could portray the style in its’ element?
My interest in fashion stems from the way people express themselves through the clothes they wear. It doesn’t matter what kind of clothes individual designers make. What is important are one’s thoughts and the ability to express them, one’s life and its relationship to the environment. When such elements are combined they create a sculpture. This sculpture I call street fashion – Shoichi Aoki
Urban living and urban dwellers shaped our street vibes, to the point of mainstream assimilation. Street style has no path of recognition, look book or definition. It just is.
People today want approval for the way they dress, which is the kiss of death. You can’t really do your own thing unless you know who you are. I think there is a very delicate kind of merger between your clothes and your personality, a give and take between who you are and what you are wearing – Richard Merkin
The electric vibe comes from meshing styles together in a way that is unique to the individual. A successful electric look is evidence that the wearer possesses true personal style. It requires an eye for the editorial, finding within our day and age an inspiration which suits you and make your own rules.