Its pretty much a given that the Japanese are funky fashion trendsetters. They’re not afraid to show their individual styles despite its mostly non-conformist trends which can be downright strange at times. This however, is really just seen in the big cities, such as Tokyo’s streets, and nearly always involves teenagers or the young at least.
Japanese children, on the other hand, are always dressed impeccably, in neat little outfits, clean shoes and smart haircuts. And beyond the teen years, the twentysomething set and above win the well-dressed battle hands down compared with their American (or English) counterparts. In Japan you’ll prety much never see a grungy looking kid with the less-than-respectable and unkempt look of say, Britney Spears (thank goodness!).
Heres some of the favourites:
* Traditional looks mixed with new
* Hats of all kinds , also with words on them
* Knee-high platform boots
* Mini cell phone accessories
* Luxe designer labels like Vuitton, Burberry and Gucci
* Umbrellas and plastic raincoats of all colours and sizes
* Pigtails and plaits
* Small bells on the person as jewelry
* Bobby pins of all kinds on coats and jackets
* T-Shirts with English sentences which dont make any sense
* Purple or blue hair (especially on Seniors)
* Nail polish colors are black, pink and orange.
* Long socks of different hues, textures and prints or baggy white socks
* Hello Kitty
* Hair extensions
* Lollipops as accessories
* Other “cute” or “dark” accessories from films like Nightmare before Christmas for instance.
[tags]Japanese fashion, street fashion, Tokyo fashion, Japanese trends[/tags]