Japanese Fashion culture | 日本のファッション文化

ド派手なファッションで注目を浴びた自分の”マイスタイル”を捨てた理由 The terrifying act of throwing away your personal style for something new

Photo By Celia Humphries







One of the most important skills to have as a leader in a creative industry is the ability to create and cultivate a signature style. Whether a person is an author, music producer, graphic designer, painter or stylist, the people with a recognizable style gains them more attention and notoriety. It’s especially true of fashion, the most visual medium of all. From Steve Jobs’ black turtlenecks to Anna Wintour’s bob, these people had unwavering style and will go down in history with it.

But what about the rest of us? Finding one’s own distinct personal style is already incredibly hard. Not everyone has the eye to find the type of clothing that will speak for them so they don’t have to. Personal style can become a comfort in an uncomfortable world, a billboard for your creativity, an armor for your own insecurity, and sometimes it’s an unrelenting captor (stockholm syndrome, for real). I struggled with the fear of changing my personal style, and it was an ongoing battle within myself for the past year or so. I’d like to talk here about what personal style is, how to find it, and the trauma & breakthrough that comes with tearing off the skin of “personal style”.