Style Profile: Taylor Okata

One of the things that came up when I interviewed Tay for this style profile is how important comfort and attitude is to personal style. Tay owns some awesome designer pieces but what makes his style unique is how he confidently mixes pieces in an unconventional manner and makes them his own . Tay’s personal style was a result of his upbringing ¬†in Hawaii/LA and also his time spent living in Tokyo.

You may have seen Tay on many a streetstyle blog before in the past and after meeting him I can see why; Tay isn’t afraid to experiment and try new things with his style. ¬†I’m happy to share with you some of his favorite summer looks and also his unique perspectives on style as an individual who’s worked in a variety of roles in the New York fashion industry.

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Dries Van Noten SS14 Menswear

Dries Van Noten comes correct with another extremely strong season. As one of the few designers who constantly threads new territory with each men’s collection while still maintaining the DNA of his¬†aesthetic¬† his collections are ones I always look forward to seeing. While brands have started an arms race of sorts, ODing on bigger, brighter, and more elaborate prints, Dries shows his mastery here ,¬†succeeding¬†where many have failed. Models wore an array of florals taken from different periods throughout history.

The details are carefully thought out and the fit of the tailored pieces impeccable as to be expected from one of the Antwerp six. Everything from the size of the collars on the shirts, to the eyewear choices, to the gold-foiled background of the runway match the tone of the show perfectly. While his¬†aesthetic¬†may not be my own, Dries is an aspirational brand for me. I can always imagine myself in it and I hope I can acquire some pieces from this collection. I applaud Dries for avoiding the noise in the fashion industry and humbly steadfastly¬†containing¬†to deliver quality collection after quality collection at an incredibly fair price-point for the men’s fashion market.

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10 Best Looks from Paris Men’s Collections

Boris Bidjan Saberi¬† Boris compliments this well-cut suit with a boots, a t-shirt and a rain-shell, adding a casual feel to an otherwise tailored look. The entire show revealed maturity and growth from the German designer and it ranks as one of his best to date. Juun J Juun was one of the designers championing … Read more

It Girl No.4: Caca Co (Tokyo)

IT GIRL TOKYO: Caca Co Third Looks is going international with our latest IT GIRL feature. I’m proud to introduce Caca Co from Tokyo. It is a dream for many women to work in the fashion industry and one that Caca is¬†pursuing to the fullest in Asia.¬†A special thank you goes out to Rajiv Sawhney … Read more

Style Profile: JonCarlo

My objective with the Style Profiles here on Third Looks is to provide visitors a digital glimpse into how real people dress. I take pride in the fact that each person I profile has vastly different tastes and wardrobes. Everytime I run into JonCarlo I notice that he is always in a new fresh look. … Read more

Season of Prints – Dries Van Noten SS2012 Women’s

I have always been one to appreciate a beautifully designed print. One of the masters of color and print is Dries Van Noten. In this dreamy editorial dresses, tops and skirts from the Belgian designer’s Spring/Summer collection are captured against washed-out pastel backdrops. See the entire editorial on Honeyee. photography: Ariko Inaoka styling: Yuta Kaji … Read more