15 May 2013
Tokyo street style is a whole other world all together. First off you have the main subcultures and then within those subcultures you have subgenres and within those subgenres, you have really cool individuals spinning their own style.
Classic Japanese styles are mixed into new trends all of the time but here’s a peep into the daring world of Japanese subcultures!
Lolita is a very well-known Japanese style that is influenced by European Victorian dress, with extreme extravagance and a commitment to texture, colour and cut detail. However, within this subculture of “Lolita” dress, there are also plenty of sub-categories such as Punk Lolita, Goth Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Sailor Lolita…and the list goes on. These following looks will provide a glimpse into the eccentricities of Tokyo Fashion, the daring nature of Japanese style egoists, and the bold characters adopted by these Global trend-setters. Can you pick out the hints of these styles that have bled worldwide?
The femininity is definitely there but the amount of edge these girls bring is so beyond. Check out these floral mixes, bold prints and attention to detail. If a look starts to look too dainty, slap on a pair of chunky black shoes whether they are a classic pair of Dr.Marten’s or an ultra-chunky heel. Over-accessorizing is a style of its own in Japan and if you are really feeling that vibe, then rock it but don’t half-ass it!