The Trend-Defying Taipei Street Style Captured By Photographer Xu Anrong

Dur­ing his one-month stay in Taiwan, pho­to­grapher Xu Anrong in the name of The New York Times took to the streets of Taipei with mucho gus­to, cap­tur­ing a fire­ball dis­play of styl­ishly trend-defy­ing looks.  

“Taiwan itself has a huge influence from Japanese culture, Chinese culture and now, more and more so, Korean culture. It is present in the culture, in entertainment and in its fashion.” Xu in The New York Times.

Pho­to­grapher and Dir­ect­or Xu Anrong is based in New York City, the inter­na­tion­al hub where he was raised in the Chin­atown area. Where­as the lar­ger part of Xu’s port­fo­lio looks into the daily lives of Asi­ans and Asi­an-Amer­ic­ans, the cre­at­or on this par­tic­u­lar trip chose to take in all the style the streets of Taipei have to offer.

Espe­cially impressed by the menswear of Taipei, Xu likened the hotspot’s over­all street scenery to a melt­ing pot of any­thing and everything styl­ish ; from Parisi­an cafe cul­ture to the Amer­ic­an West and 1990s Hong Kong cinema — think Wong Kar Wai’s “Chun­gk­ing Express”.

“The men dressed in a way that made them stand out more ; with their colors, with their patterns, with the shoes and the way that they held themselves,” Xu explains.

From Bardot ber­ets to Brando-suave­ness and Wild West boots, it’s time to take a style-pro­vok­ing note from Taipei :

Images : Copyright@The New York Times (March 28, 2017)
Photographs by XU ANRONG 
Interviews by JOANNA NIKAS 
Produced by EVE LYONS 

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