Tokyo-based street style photographer is a regular fixture at Paris Fashion Week, cataloguing the most memorable looks on and off the catwalk. On her most recent visit, she spotted a recurring theme: skillfully executed monotone looks that might be just the trend we need to brighten up grey winter days.

Rei says: “This past Paris Fashion Week, I noticed many women wearing vivid colours from top to toe. This can be a tricky look to pull off, but these women keep their styles simple, not trying to combine too many different elements. The result was striking and attractive – everyone couldn’t stop watching them!

“At first you feel it’s just eye-catching, but when you look more closely, you can see the harmony in the small details that combine to create a balanced outfit. I’m always excited to see people exploring their style like this, and finding hidden tricks in how they express their sense of fashion.”

“A woman going to the Issey Miyake show.”

“Another woman going to Issey Miyake – I really love her casual velvet, almost pajama-like outfit!”

“Russian designer Vika Gazinskaya wearing her own brand at the Céline show.”

“A woman going to the Valentino show – and proving that even neon yellow can be chic when combined with a classic silhouette.”

About Rei Shito

Each month, Rei Shito identifies one defining look that she’s spotted on the street, whether at home in Japan or abroad on her latest trip to the world’s fashion hotspots, providing readers with a fresh, thought-provoking perspective on current trends. Rei is acclaimed as one of the planet’s most original and influential street style photographers and fashion bloggers, publishing her work on her blog Style from Tokyo, as well as several magazines in Japan and overseas, such as vogue.com.
[Portrait Rei: Jun Tamura]

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