I managed to find time to go down to Seoul Fashion Week in March. It was a brilliant show of bright colours, denim, fishnet stockings, neon jumpers and baggy 90's fashion. Asia has taken on high fashion, street style, you name it and have given it their very own twist.
Koreans in particular have always inspired me when it comes to fashion. Being a pretty petite girl growing up in London was a life of jeans tight at the waist but triple cuffed at the hems. It was a mixture of finding wonderful dresses that were far too long on me and ill fitting shirts made for girls with a bigger chest. My personal style has developed and evolved over time. My London uniform usually consists of obscenely baggy t-shirts, shirts and jumpers and mini skirts and shorts, usually paired with platform boots or trainers.
It wasn't until moving to Asia that I began to find clothes that fit my body type. (Now, England has finally caught on too but I'm not exactly around to experience it). I have a wider variety of clothes and I even wear jeans now! And quite often at that! I try to experiment with more feminine blouses and smart culottes and leather jackets. Korean fashion gave me more confidence in my own style.
Seoul Fashion week is excellent because actually, clothes don't wear people here. People wear clothes. Try telling a young 20 something Korean girl what she can and can't wear and she will probably laugh in your face. Try telling the hipster boys here with dyed pink hair and multi piercing that the age of the pale pink suit is over! People enjoy their style and no one judges. Seoul fashion week isn't just a week in March, it's every day out here and that's why I like it!