taiwanese street style keeps getting better, can you keep up?

Taiwan's capital is buzzing with ideas, energy, and brilliant style.

by i-D Team; photos by Yen Lan Tseng
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Aug 14 2017, 2:51pm

This article was originally published by i-D Australia.

Mango, 28

What do you do? I own a vintage shop called TRIPLE PEACOCK. Tell us about an artist from Taipei we should be paying attention to. The label Side&Geri.

Coco Zhou, 22

Who's giving you fashion inspiration right now? Cyndi Lauper, she is still as unusual as ever, and she's 64 years old! What's your favorite thing about living in Taipei? Singing! You always can find karaoke in Taipei.

CheYi Liao, 32

What do you do? I'm an artist.

Xinju San, 26

Who's giving you fashion inspiration right now? Chaosnavygule is an artist who lives in Russia who I admire. He and his friends' attitude and style are super free. What's your favorite thing about living in Taipei? My favorite thing is going to exhibitions with my friends. Recently, ManBo's photography and Xuan Xuan's art installations have been super fantastic.

York Yen, 28

What do you do? I'm a tattooer. Tell us about an artist from Taipei we should be paying attention to. There's a young couple I know in Taipei, their names are Han Teng and AUSH. Han Teng is a great illustrator — such an almighty artist. AUSH is making some videos, some music some, and experimental images. Cool guy! Who's giving you fashion inspiration right now? Justin Bieber.

Coraline Zh, 21

Tell us about a creative person from Taipei we should be paying attention to. The artist Pin Pin! Who's giving you fashion inspiration right now? My Sisters.

Pin Pin, 28

What do you do? I'm a visual artist. Tell us about a creative person from Taipei we should be paying attention to. Angus Chiang, a designer. Who's giving you fashion inspiration right now? Ganguro. What's your favorite thing about living in Taipei? Right now, I'm enjoying going out and trying to find interesting older "Made in Taiwan" things like vintage toys and old stationery.

Mu Liu, 24

What do you do? I'm a clothing designer. Tell us about a young creative person from Taipei we should be paying attention to. I recommend myself — not because I think I'm better than the others, but there are just too many talented people around me that I don't know who to choose. Who's giving you fashion inspiration right now? Not really any person in particular, anything can inspire me. Movies and music are the main inspiration, but sometimes even a casual talk can give me some cool thoughts. What's your favorite thing about living in Taipei? Definitely the food! You can have anything you want at any time in Taipei. Anything means anything, no matter western or eastern — and it's never expensive at all.

Miao, 24

What's your favorite thing about living in Taipei? I enjoy taking the bus with music and looking out the window, no matter how long it takes to get to where I'm going. Also, drinking with my friends at a bar where I can forget all the upsets of the day, and something funny happens inevitably.

Ngleinn, 27 & Wenzogg, 30

Ngleinn, what's your favorite thing about living in Taipei? Stumbling on cats walking the streets. Wenzogg, who's giving you fashion inspiration right now? Haw-lin Services.

Angus Chiang, 26

What do you do? I run the label Angus Chiang.

Erin Song, 23

What do you do? I'm a singer. Tell us about a designer from Taipei we should be paying attention to. Angus Chiang! What's your favorite thing about living in Taipei? I like going to concerts, second-hand bookstores and record shops, cooking, and walking during the night. A simple life brings me the most musical inspiration.