discover japan and south korea's unique street style, straight up

Follow Ieva Blaževičiūtė's lens through the streets of Tokyo and Seoul as she captures the two cities' most compelling youth.

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Jun 21 2016, 3:40pm

Lilhoneyprincess, 19, Tokyo, Japan
What do you do? I'm a recording artist/model. What are you wearing from head to toe? Jacket vintage, top Forever 21, bottoms Bershka, socks Nike, shoes Converse. How would your friends describe you? My friends describe me as kojikoji, which is a Japanese anime character, because they think that I'm weird. What song are you playing on repeat right now? "Yume jara sameta yume" by SALU. What's the best thing about living in Japan? Food, tea, and old cultures.
@lilhoneyprincess

Hiyadam, 19, Sapporo, Japan
What do you do? I'm recording artist/rapper. What are you wearing from head to toe? Overalls H&M, top vintage, shoes Rick Owens. What song are you playing on repeat right now? "She Don't" by Ella Mai. What's the best thing about being young in 2016? I've met so many artists around the world through social media. What's the best thing about living in Japan? Animation culture. If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why? Paris, because I'm interested in fashion.
@hiyadam

Rie Tamura, 20, Tokyo, Japan
What do you do? Shop assistant at Faline Tokyo. What are you wearing? Top Experts Disagree, jacket Olympia Le-Tan, shoes Dr. Martens. How would your friends describe you? Riangel. What song are you playing on repeat right now? "Kill for Love" by Chromatics. If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why? Paris, because of the fashion, and because I like French films and French cityscapes.
@riangelxx

Seokbeen Choi, 23, Tokyo, Japan
What do you do? I'm looking for a job. What are you wearing from head to toe? Shirt Raf Simons, shoes vintage, accessory Toga, trousers Forever21, bag vintage. How would your friends describe you? Positive. What song are you playing on repeat right now? "The Mother We Share" by CHVRCHES. What's the best thing about being young in 2016? People are more open-minded about the LGBT community. What's the best thing about living in Japan? The people.
@beenishere

Yaco, 25, Yokohama, Japan
What do you do? Model. What are you wearing? Knit cap vintage, coat Topshop, top Hanes, bottom Levis, shoes Allstar. How would your friends describe you? I look a bit scary, but my friends say I am kind. What music are you playing on repeat right now? The Beatles. What's the best thing about living in Japan? The food. If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why? London. I like the city and its culture.
@yaco_offi

Seyun Ji, 23, Seoul, South Korea
What do you do? I'm studying fashion design. What are you wearing from head to toe? Mesh print top, t-shirt, skirts, and trousers made by myself, mini sling bag, Converse. What song are you playing on repeat right now? "In a Manner of Speaking" by Tuxedomoon. What's the best thing about living in Korea? There are loads of 24 hour shops, cafes, and restaurants. It's the best thing for a night-owl like me. If you could live anywhere else where would it be? London! 
@seyunji

YoHan Kim, 22, Republic of Korea
What do you do? Styling. What are you wearing from head to toe? Vintage fedora, vintage jacket, trousers Rick Owens, shoes Dr. Martens. How would your friends describe you? Off the wall. What song are you playing on repeat right now? "Dopamine" by DIIV. If you could live anywhere else where would it be? London. 
@yohan3kim

Zing A, 24, South Korea
What do you do? Creative director of More Than Dope. What are you wearing from head to toe? Top is Drink Scan Code, bottom is ESC Studio, boots are Dr. Martens. How would your friends describe you? Freak. What's the best thing about being young in 2016? The freedom to express oneself. What's the best thing about living in Korea? Hanging around in safety late at night.
@zing_a 

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Photography Ieva Blaževičiūtė

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