The Japanese have always been known for their savvy fashion sense, which is often unique and ultra modern. So its not surprising that Tokyo‘s streets are one of the best places in the world to spot the latest trends.
This winter, the star of women’s fashion are knitted clothes, most especially the sexy knit dress. In the uber-trendy area of Shibuya, young fashionistas have been seen in mini-knit dresses of all colours and patterns, teamed up with knee-high boots.
Layering is an essential part of the look, with cardigans, tight sweaters and even skinny jeans or leggings added to create a unique personal look. Some other layering looks seen in the streets are sleeveless knit dresses over blouses or turtlenecks with contrasting fabrics like silk or even another knit.
Texture plays an important part as well, with a variety to choose from the smooth, silky knits to the chunky cable. The hottest colour choices are of course the traditional darks of winter like gray and black, but bolder colours like red, green, violet, mustard yellow and white are also firm favourites. Funky touches can be seen through different kinds of buttons, zips and other metallic trimmings.
As for price, heres a clipping from a local Japanese paper to give you a good idea on how much a peice of fashion for the season can set you back:
Knit dresses are a particularly popular item these days. Many of the knit dresses in the stores right now are attractively priced at around ¥10,000 to ¥20,000 (about $86 to $172 at ¥116 to the dollar), not much more expensive than a sweater or cardigan. When one also considers the fact that knit dresses combine the slightly formal air of a dress with the easy-to-wear quality of stretchy knits, it is no surprise that their popularity is spreading, mainly among women in their twenties.
[tags]Winter fashion, Shibuya, Tokyo, knits[/tags]