Thanks to SWAG 5.0 (a dance event held by the Nottingham Dance Club), we have seen a sudden influx of people wearing street fashion apparel in its many varieties. This week on StyleWatch, we hit the streets (badum-tss) on the look out for students rocking streetwear right.
Phoebe Lim | Malaysia | 3rd Year International Business Management
Street style encompasses a wide variety of subcultures and Japan is where most of it comes from. During her travels to the land of the rising Sun, she was inspired by their sense of minimalism and simplicity amidst a metropolitan cityscape. For her outfit, she chose a lightweight white top that ties in with a flowy cream-coloured skirt. Holding her gray sweater and earthy tote bag in her hand, we can see Phoebe blending easily into the streets of Harajuku amongst the Japanese who also wear the trendy earthy pastel look.
Sweater from Miira Mew in Pavilion Shopping Mall
Skirt from a market in Bangkok
Top from a market in Bangkok
Platforms from a street stall near Times Square Mall
Tote bag from Loft, Japan
Lai Yee Tong | Malaysia | Foundation in Arts and Education
We found Yee Tong while pre-performance outside the Trent Building, a little before SWAG started. Albeit having to conform to the uniformity of coordinated dancewear, she was not afraid to stand out with her sense of style. Her choice to pair a long baseball jacket with a pair simple black leggings and canvas shoes made her look like she had just come out of baseball practice. What caught our attention was her choice to match her red top with her wine red lipstick – bringing boldness to her athletic school girl style. This ensemble is definitely a unique street fashion fit for Malaysia’s summer-all-year climate.
Singlet from Giordano
Leggings from Spao
Shoes from Spao
Baseball jacket from a GOT7 fan-signing event
Anussya | Malaysia | Foundation in Arts and Education
From a distance, we could spot Anussya with her unique pink leather jacket that was colour-coordinated with a peach handbag (a hand-me-down from her mother). Bringing back memories of her travels to India, her headband and shirt were souvenirs. With her pairing of florals and leather, the ensemble is given a sense of contrast – an essential to streetwear style.
Headband from a bazaar in India
Shirt from a bazaar in India
Jacket from Carousell
Bag was a hand-me-down from her mother
Jeans from Levi’s
Sandals from Birkenstock
So that is it from this week’s StyleWatch! We hope you’ve been inspired – watch this space for the next installment. Till then, adieu!
Written by Andrew Ng