Modern Japanese fashion has always been one of the most interesting things about the Japanese culture. People’s interests are always piqued when it comes to this country’s fashion sense. Yet in the first quarter of this year, it seems that a shift in colors is occurring. Casualness seems to be going out as a new color emerges.
While it used to be white and black that were considered the base fashion colors, now it is gray that is emerging. As with everything related to fashion, base colors have undergone major changes throughout the decades. They have gone from blue to brown to beige then black. What exactly is a base color anyway? It is defined as the keynote color in a person’s outfit. This means that the base color is the predominant color in a material. There could be other colors on the cloth, of course, but the base color is what sets the tone or the mood of the outfit. The base color, as you may have noticed is usually more low key than bright flashy colors. However, they have a large impact on the overall look of the person wearing the outfit, whatever style it may be.
Fashion experts in Japan state that gray as the new base color is the sign that the casual look is on its way out. They claim that gray radiates innocence and refinement. As such, what we could expect to see this year in the streets of Japan are suits and uniforms in gray.
[tags]Japan, Japanese fashion, base colors, suits, uniforms[/tags]