Whether it’s Tokyo’s Fashion Week or the street-smart Harajuku and Shinjuku districts, Japanese fashion trends are big enough to be noticed by the world. Come along with Modera on a journey of Japanese fashion!
Japanese Fashion Trends at Tokyo Fashion Week
Tokyo Fashion Week just wrapped up late last month, showcasing all the best the industry has to offer for fall 2013.? We’re always interested to know which designers are coming out with fresh, new collections.??Takeshi Osumi and Yuichi Yoshii debuted a menswear brand called?Mr. Gentleman.? While neither one is new to the fashion industry, what is new is the collaboration.??It’s one of those Japanese fashion trends that?merges contemporary and casual, with tailored leisure suits, retro jackets and leather-lined?coats.
Tokyo Fashion Week also featured well-known Japanese?designer Hiroko Koshino.? Koshino’s Floral Memories Collection?aims to merge eastern and western fashion culture.? She keeps the traditional concept of Asian floral prints, but with a decidedly modern flair.
GVGV is one label that heated up the Tokyo runway, with tight fitting latex and leather ensembles.? The?femme fatale style models strutted down the runway in dominatrix style, with?edgy suits, houndstooth prints and ruffled maid’s aprons and leather boots.
Japanese Fashion Trends: Street Fashion
The current Japanese fashion?trends?have their roots in subculture, the music and club scene and an edgy modern look that mirrors the European runways. The hip-hop culture is alive and well in Japan, and has influenced the mainstream fashion industry. The youth of Japan look to emulate their favorite musical artists with baggy clothes, but infuse their own style into the mix. The result? A very trendy fusion of hip hop, Japanese fashion trends and western influence. There are five major urban fashion districts: Harajaku, Ginza, Odaiba, Shinjuku and Shibuya, and each has their own style and fashion flair.? More street fashion is starting to show up in the runway shows, such as at Tokyo Fashion Week, but that has not always been the case.
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