May 25, 2012

Japanese Fashion

Hey everyone! 

Firstly, I would really like to apologize for not posting for so long.
I have a lot of things going on and I have really important exams coming up in a week.
However, I will really try and post as much as I can. 

I know, I know, it's very predictable of me to post about something Japanese related, but hear me out!

Japanese culture and fashion has been something that I have been interested in for a very long time, and whenever I try and discuss it with other people they just dismiss it as "that crazy chinese crap". 

Many trends that we have now are inspired by things trending in Japan, mainly seen by people around the Harajuku district of Tokyo. 

In summer of 2011, a new singer popped up named Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. 
Her debut single "PONPONPON" was a hit in Japan and attracted the attention of many overseas viewers on Youtube. In my opinion, this is what kick started her career as a singer, model and fashion blogger.

Her unique style continues to influence the people of Japan again and again, ranging from eyeball hair bows to bean-shaped teddy bears.

Her motto is "Wear what you think is nice, and wear it with confidence".
She used to bring out her "crazy" clothes in a bag when her mom would bring her places and then change into them in a bathroom stall.

I have also seen a few Kyary inspired people around Stardoll, but one user who stood out to me was Tokyo2040.

She has created a large number of Kyary inspired outfits in many different, creative ways.


Looks like Stardoll have also taken a liking to Kyary.

I also found a really cool blog called Tokyo Fashion.
Which is basically all about, well, fashion you see in Tokyo.

If you browse around some of the pictures from a few years back, you can see that some of the clothes displayed are currently trending overseas.

These are some of my favourite looks from the blog.

And, according to HBRealdeal, one of the recent hotbuys is inspired by Tokyo Fashion.

When Lady Gaga came to Japan the craziness of the people's outfits went over the moon.
What I have to admire about these people is their sheer courage to not be afraid to be yourself and dress how you like, not caring what anybody else thinks.

What are your opinions on fashion trends in Japan?
Are you ever inspired in real life by photos you see on the internet?
Want more posts like this, or something different?
Drop a comment! I'd love to hear your opinions.


  1. was this a post? or a slide show? still confused

    1. Yeah I did include too many pictures, and wow I just noticed the horse gif now haah. I was supposed to put something else in there.

  2. I loooove Japanese fashion. Its so more daring and creative then a lot of other fashion capitals to me.

    And this skirt - - is amazing! Her outfit is very alternative which I love.

    1. omg yes! that girl is def my fave

      the clothes are dead expensive though, like that skirt would cost around €600-€900

    2. I bet! But Tokyo is expensive anyway. D:

  3. Pictures are cool, dont hate

    And japanese fashion is so cute at times, the only time my doll has worn the style was when you designed the outfit XD

  4. She's like Japans Lady Gaga! :)

  5. To be honest, I was expecting a lot less from you. But this post was actually pretty good and I enjoyed reading it.

    Keep it up.

  6. wtf is this japanese shit
    dumb cunt no one cares for this fuckery

  7. omg this was actually really interesting and i never knew like how much japanese fashion influenced the fashions overseas

  8. I totally forgot this whole Japanese thing..I used to follow this trend when I am growing up. Okay I sounded so old, but really...I missed it! Great post Sakutaro!


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