A photographer called Qozop decided for his Spring/Autumn project to ‘explore the role of clothes in society by persuading different generations of the same family in different Asian countries to swap their styles’.
You can see the results below, and quite often the dumb hipster clothes of the youngsters look way better on the elder generation than the younger generation. I mean the guy in the plaid shirt and the guy in the leather jacket totally kill it, but I guess that’s the point though – irony or something right?
In all seriousness there is some point to this project though, rather than just having a bit of a LOL at people dressing up in clothes that don’t really suit them and this was to determine how much Western society is affecting the youth in Asian nations. Unfortunately, at least in terms of eroding their own country’s culture, it seems that it’s happening quite a bit.
Qozop had this to say about the project: ‘Basically, this idea for Spring-Autumn came about from a notion that though Asia has become westernised to a large degree, it is still possible to witness its traditions and cultures’.
‘And as an Asian society, our cultural beliefs are often reflected in our dressing. Fashion (other than wrinkles) is one of the best tell tales of how old a person is, or what generation they hail from’.