The Tokyo fashion scene is one of the most diverse fashion venue in the world. Harajuku, the city’s most important fashion neighborhood, is a unique epicenter of youthful expression that changes every year with an inpour of new crowds. The neighborhood became its own entity in the 1990s, as local publications like FRUiTS made it known through Japan and around the world.
Although Japan is home to incredible household names, such as Comme des Garcons and Issey Miyake, some of the most interesting fashions come from the streets. Most of the industry is well versed on the late 1990s trends of Decora, Gothic Lolita, Fairy Kei, and many others that brought global attention to Harajuku. And though some medias are eager to declare “Harajuku is dead!”, fret not! The Tokyo Fashion Week street style is proof that the city is, without a doubt, a hub of daring creativity and fashions.
Layering, mixing of prints, and punk rock influence are just some of the trends we have seen this season. Check out our favorite looks from the streets of Tokyo!