Most Asian cultures are often imbued with a certain kind of rigidity. Family, honour, responsibility, and nationalism play a deep seated role in our upbringing, and often influence the direction of our lives. From the early days of your childhood, you are taught to be the best in school, learn several languages, play piano, also help out with the family business. And while the cultural norms of Asian society may create walls around several aspects of your life — style has become a sort of creative refuge for Asian youth. Beyond the trends, fashion has become an artistic form of self-expression; and one that can’t be defined.

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Word by Hannah Tan-Gillies | @melbuhannah