Photography by Glen Wallington (Instagram)
Moto Bleach Straight Embroidered Jeans – Topshop
White Vest – Topman
Satin Souvenir Bomber Jacket – Zara
Black Leather Clutch Bag – Topman Premium
Black Leather Alias shoe – AllSaints
Mix Crinkle Shirt – Topshop
Bronson Fedora – AllSaints
Round Framed Sunglasses – Topman
Hey guys, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a good lead in to the new year. Hopefully I’m not the only one when I say that I wasn’t in the spirit this year so I’m going to skip straight past any festive posts and give you a look that I’ve been meaning to post for quite some time now. I’m sure you guys have noticed that I haven’t been posting much lately mainly down to the fact that I have been dealing with the most difficult time in my life. Due to that I decided to take a break but I am back now so here goes.
To start off the new year here’s one last look from 2016. New year, old me! To help welcome the New Year I have acquired the help from a good friend and fellow blogger Priya from Priya Renoo Designs. As we both work together and have lives outside of work its very rare that we are both free the same day. Even though we do work together we never have time to catch up so I guess this day was a blessing in disguise.
Obviously we planned ahead and decided to take a trip somewhere new and went to Kyoto Garden in Holland Park. This Japanese memorial garden inspired us to create looks influenced by Far Eastern culture which is in trend at the moment. For My look I used a lot of basic representations of Japanese traits. As you can see I’ve used a few embroidered pieces in this look. Let’s start with the jacket typically known as a souvenir jacket or ‘sukajan’. Originating in post-WWII Japan, these jackets were commissioned by American soldiers to commemorate their time overseas which included vibrant, elaborate hand-crafted designs, mixing both Eastern and Western themes. Japanese/chinese dragons, tigers, koi, cherry blossoms and military iconography, making them a great fashion collab. This satin souvenir jacket from Zara has the traditional Japanese waves with a koi fish swimming up stream embroidered on the back. In order to not dim down the jacket, I have paired it with a plain white vest and a black and white mix crinkle shirt. Now, I don’t usually wear blue jeans but these straight leg jeans from Topshop had me sold. Everything from shape, denim colour and the finer details like the shredding and the embroidered birds just drew me in. These little subtle details just tied in with the jacket and completed the look. A great location for a great look.
Make sure you see the full details of Priya’s look and head over to her blog.