Ashley Clarke

Fashion

inside the facebook group opening up the fashion conversation to all

High Fashion Talk is the secretive Facebook group where fashion obsessives meet like-minded souls.
Ashley Clarke
6.19.19
Fashion

inside coconogacco, the school revolutionizing japanese fashion

While Japan has produced some of fashion’s most breathtaking designers, recently, there have been few notable exports. To remedy this, a new school in Tokyo is tearing up the rulebook on traditional Japanese fashion education.
Ashley Clarke
4.11.17
Fashion

what the closure of 'fruits' magazine means for japanese street style

The legendary magazine publishes its last issue, citing a lack of stylish individuals to photograph. Where does this leave the state of street fashion in Japan?
Ashley Clarke
2.6.17
Culture

​a guide to the new tokyo underground

As part of its latest exhibition, Japanese art collective Chim↑Pom gathered some of Tokyo’s most off-beat performers together and set them loose on the city. Virtually unknown overseas, here are the gritty talents hidden under Tokyo’s surface.
Ashley Clarke
11.11.16
Fashion

sick sad metropolis: the emerging designers inspired by tokyo’s dark side

In a city where stress-related mental illness is on the rise and creativity is suffering, can a new underground movement help Tokyo get its experimental verve back?
Ashley Clarke
6.21.16
Fashion

is male beauty the next step for body positivity?

As Marc Jacobs sparks a male beauty movement with #MalePolish, and #makeupisgenderless trends, we look at what make-up means for men in 2016
Ashley Clarke
4.25.16
Fashion

​lessons in originality from tokyo’s club kids

In the past, Japan’s paradoxical penchant for ultra-conformity spawned some of the most original style tribes in the world. Now, the next generation is taking things further. Why, in a country that prizes fitting in, does unique style thrive?
Ashley Clarke
4.5.16
Fashion

exploring ​genderless kei, harajuku's online fashion revival

Genderless Kei is the Japanese fashion trend sweeping social media in 2016, signifying a move towards style that sits outside the gender binary, and challenging traditional ideas about what it means to dress like a boy.
Ashley Clarke
2.23.16