The Coolest Street Style From 4 East Asian Cities

fg Chris Martin crooned in Singapore last weekend, and last night at the Mall of Asia Arena. For those of you who missed both, his much-loved band will be performing in Taipei, Tokyo, and Seoul over the next several days to complete the Coldplay Asia Tour 2017.

Whether you’re a fan of their music or not, we thought it’d be nice to get some city-specific street-style inspiration from their 4 stopovers.


The fashion gods have always favored the Land of the Rising Sun, as evidenced in what we saw at Tokyo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017: layering, architectural shapes, color-blocking, and edgy haircuts. Super-style spilled over on the streets, the only way the Japanese can.


Koreans are taking over the world. They’re stylish, progressive, and addicted to beautiful aesthetics (which partly explains the addiction to cosmetic surgery). Wide-leg pants, the boldest of bold colors, nylon and leather–can they be any cooler? Apart from Japan, South Korea is one of the few Asian nations that display true national pride–it shows in their music, their fashion, their pop culture. Even the kids get it.


The Lion City is the perfect mix of east and west–probably the most westernized Asian country next to the Philippines. It reflects in their cosmopolitan, polished, and even androgynous sense of style. Singaporeans are chic, busy people who can be a little quirky. It does get kinda hot and humid in the summer, and the silhouettes follow suit.


Although not officially recognized as a fashion capital, the metropolitan area of Taiwan is catching up to the rest of the fashion world. Quirky, cool, and laid-back are the key elements of Taipei street style. The light layering is perfect for the not-chilly, not-hot weather, and the constant walking around that they do.

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