Japanese Fashion: Where Antiquity Meets Contemporary

If you are planning a visit to Japan, you will be amazed by the colourful and vivacious street fashion. The 2013 has just rounded up and the streets are already filled up with different latest trends.

And you thought Japan is only about Kimonos, in fact there are plenty of latest trends ready to entice you to the hilt. Your mistaken notion will be corrected if you stop and watch some of the trendy garment stores.

It’s true that Japanese fashion is inspired a lot by the west but they are exclusive and knitted to suit on the Japanese climate. While some fashion trends are awfully funky, eccentric and bizarre fashion trends are considered as hot by most Japanese people.

Japan is quintessence of culture and tradition but of late, the country has been epitomised as world’s fashion hub. The fashion fraternity of Japan have started working hand in hand with the global giants to redesign the antiquity into modern ways. The fashion conscious Japanese people are always dress up on the merit of occasion.

Floral prints making a style statement

With the onset of summer season, it seems that whole Japan is immersed in flowers and floral prints. You can see lots of women on the streets of metropolises donning floral prints. Whether they are dressed in shirts, blouses or any other clothes, floral prints are the current rage amongst fashionistas in Japan.

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Fashion trends tend to change with every passing season and Japan is no exception to it. Another facet of Japan is that fashion trends of every country blend well with its very own. So, do not get surprised when you find some similarities between London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo fashion trends.

Amazing hairstyle being donned by Japanese girls

Fashion does not include only clothes but hairstyles are also integral part of it. When talking about Japanese fashion trends, you can’t afford to ignore hairstyles of Japanese women. Most Japanese girls, especially teenagers and girls in twenties prefer to style their hairs prettily. They give different styles to hairs with amazing accessories. It’s quite common to see simple plaits with striking accessories and you will be astonished to find few women sporting over the top accessories and yet carrying themselves gorgeously.

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Watch out the cat-woman style in accessories segment

In the accessories segment, it seems that cat-woman theme is pretty much liked in Japan. This latest fashion trend is parading on the streets of fashionable Japan like never before. The cat-woman style has not left out anything without its impression; you can find everything, from headgear to footwear designed with this latest style statement.

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Japan is a fashion conscious society; carry you brilliantly in Japan to avoid being pointed out by the fashion police.

Groundbreaking Collections on the Tokyo Fashion Week fall’13 ramps

Have you ever been to “Kawaii Matsuri?” Well if you misjudge it as a city in Japan, you are wrong. Literally it is translated as “Cute Festival”, a carnival that celebrates all things Harajaku.

If you visit this festival anytime, you will come to know all the fashion trends that street-smart district of Harajaku has to offer you. You have plenty of choice to shop around and get a complete picture on latest trends in the Japanese fashion world.

The Tokyo Fashion Week just wrapped up last month. Several cliché and exceptionally designed clothes were put on showcase around the week. Similar to last edition, who-is-who of fashion world presented their designs.

First day of Tokyo Fashion Week

On the very first day of fashion week, different cerebral and moody clothing graced the ramps. The Yohji Yamamoto collections proved that this fashion is still “in” and up for a tough contention with “Kawai” fashion trends.

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Japan homes some of the pioneers in textile mills and the fashion fads in Japan gain maximum out of their presence. The quirky and bizarre collections presented by Japanese designers had everything to believe this theory.

Day Two

On the onset of day two, renowned designer Kunihiko Morinaga said, “Fashion think black and white are the be-all, end-all, but we are surrounded by digital screens in vivid colours, so our clothes could reflect that world.”

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On the day two, some of the highly innovative brands unveiled their wonderful collections. Presentations from Anrealage were designed with photo-chromic dye that turned to vivid pastel by getting exposure to passionate lighting. Expectedly, the entire collection was praised with thunderous applause from the presented audience.

Day Three

And here arrives the day three. The fringe collections, straight from the Harajaku fashion, were unveiled on the platform. The designer couple Mikio Sakabe and Shueh Jen-Fang presented their nitty-gritty assortment in uber-geeks manner. The philosophy of anime and manga comic books dominated the entire collection designer duo. On a whole, day three was dedicated to street fashion trends.

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Fourth Day

The exciting fourth day of fashion week saw a cameo from doppelgangers of Late Yves Saint Laurent. The talented designer Hidenori Kumakiri honoured the cult designer with his male models in the young Yves look. Beautiful girls were dressed in Le Smokings, a creation of Yves.

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Other ones to caught attention from everywhere were Dynamite Cabarets from Gut and Somarta’s ripe ladies collections.

Day Five

On the day five, Jun Okamoto made a statement with images of coffee beans as cartoons, on his fall’13 collections. The entire tights and fluid dresses were carrying a hint from this innovative design. The star-printed columns and skirts were sophisticated.

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Yoshio Kubo uncovered his menswear collection in slick and aerodynamic style. The big ticket designer GVGV was as usual the hottest stuff on the Tokyo fashion platform. The latex and leather finished collection was appetizing to all the eyes.

Last Day of Tokyo Fashion Week

The Tokyo Fashion Week bid sayonara till next edition with presentations from Tokyo’s top designers. Although Comme des Garcons didn’t show up on the ramp but its Ganryu label successfully filled the vacant spot. The entire collection was patterned on urban huntsman.

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By the end of sixth day, the entire Japanese fashion trends for fall’ 13 were showcased on world’s one of the most exciting fashion hubs.