LIFESTYLE - Review
17:00 - 29th November 2014, by NEO Staff

Asian Street Fashion

If you thought that Asian fashion was all about Harajuku girls, cosplay, gothic lolitas and gyarus, this book is going to shock you. Firstly, with the concept that there’s more to Asian fashion than what’s going on in Tokyo, and secondly, that there’s more to diversity in fashion than what you’ve seen chronicled on Instagram. Asian Street Fashion is James Bent’s ode to the chic inhabitants of Asian cities like Bangkok and Seoul, artfully crafting a book that’s continually surprising and refreshing. And gents, we are well represented here too, with many a dapper chap depicted in all his finery. Unlike other fashion books, though, there’s little information about each subject except for the month and city of origin, which is disappointing for those who like to know more about the labels and brands each person is wearing – the models aren’t even named. Bent does write the odd passage throughout, though, which makes for interesting reading as he explains his take on some of his images.

Surprising, enticing, and refreshing, this vibrant collection of Asian street fashion opens up a whole new world.
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