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Japanese Street Fashion - Raw, Harajuku

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Meet Raw, a standout Japanese student at Tokyo's famous Bunka Fashion College. After playing sports in high school, Raw had a life-changing experience while experimenting with fashion. "Our Streets, My Style" is our original show taking you up close and personal with Japanese street style personalities. Meet the amazing people featured in the daily street snaps Tokyo Fashion has been publishing for over a decade. Raw on Instagram & Twitter https://www.instagram.com/lifecoming1/ https://twitter.com/coming1101 We first met Raw (Kota) on the streets of Harajuku back in 2017. We got to know him while he attended his first year at the most famous fashion school in Asia, Japan's Bunka Fashion College. Often wearing his own handmade (or at least hand modified) creations, he immediately struck us as someone who was more serious about fashion than the average Harajuku kid. During the summer of 2017, Raw scored an internship at the world famous Dog Harajuku boutique (known for their relationship with Lady Gaga as well as numerous other international celebrities and stylists) - establishing himself as one of the new faces worth watching in the Japanese street fashion scene. Now a second year student at Bunka Fashion College, Raw continues to focus on making his own outfits as well as expanding his skills in fashion styling and fashion promotion. He also spends time thinking about how modern social media impacts what fashion people wear, and how people present themselves on social media. Enjoy Raw's interview, and please leave comments if you have any thoughts or questions on what he has to say, on Bunka Fashion College, or on Harajuku. Please subscribe to the Tokyo Fashion YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tokyofashionnews All music, photos, and graphics either shot by us or used under license.
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Zu젤레나 (2 days ago)
🌝
ANIME BASS (8 days ago)
i feel you boi
Hokkaido dexter (20 days ago)
FASHION DOES NOT MEAN "WEIRED".........
JC Fal (24 days ago)
Fashion is self expression, this is what he says. This is all you need to know. Fashion designers should be like artists, who create only one work of art, that can be hung in only one gallery. Prints of this work of art are worthless. Fashion is a way of life that changes with each day. Fashion only exists at the moment it is conceived and worn. It is only useful for the inspiration it gives to creative individuals at the felting moment it is seen. It has no use at all once repeated. A fashion designer is a seller of outdated ideas.
Devilman Hooeee (2 months ago)
Where do you even find clothes this cool damn
yulu wu (2 months ago)
the cover looks like rm from bts
Kitsune chan! (3 months ago)
I really love this guy 😻
Emilia Koehler (3 months ago)
I really love his style
abig ol'nipple (3 months ago)
I love this kinda fashion it defies all rules, fucking sick
byunTAE (3 months ago)
I LOVE that Mickey Mouse hat he had going on.
kitsuneninja (3 months ago)
Much respect for this courageous, inspiring, wise young man.
YOKÔ SHASHY (3 months ago)
me encanta como se visten en Japón y Corea... i loved
Pariah Carey (4 months ago)
Tbh, every single outfit in this video is a mess.
Christianna Taylor (4 months ago)
The US honestly is boring fashion wise, uninteresting and the same everywhere you look.
Mich X エモ (4 months ago)
haha..exactly...and don't forget western men stereotype you *MUST* be toxic masculine to become man.those right wing still believe fashion still tight with *gender roles* social construct that women and men fashion should be in the separate way....
Luna R. (4 months ago)
I love watching these videos because it gives me even more confidence to keep wearing whatever I want and see I'm not the only one that doesn't want to follow the crowd. I get a lot shit in school for what I wear because it's different but they all dress boringly and they follow the crowd. I don't want to be like them, everyone in my school wears almost the same outfits and there's like three people including myself that actually wear different stuff. I feel like dutch students are so judging towards people that stand out, well at least the kids in my school. Next summer I'm going to Japan and Harajuku and I honestly can't wait to wear my most unique outfits and score some special clothes in the street fashion holy place x
橋本奈々 (4 months ago)
just do it
The Adrenalized Artist (4 months ago)
"The Internet is just the Internet..." I love Raw's thoughts in this and style.
uwiblue (4 months ago)
6:42 This young, brilliant designer gave the best advice ever: “FOCUS ON YOR REAL LIFE.” 🌟💯👍 Gotta love him! 😍💖
橋本亘平 (4 months ago)
自分、派手目というかモードなファッションが好きなんだけど、 「原宿」の存在がすごい勇気とインスピレーションをくれるから、 まだまだこれからがアートだと思った。
num yum (4 months ago)
I love how the styles r unique per individual. Love the confidence. A lot to learn from Harajuku I wish this young man lots of success in his future endeavors.
Dede Aja (4 months ago)
In Indonesia, there is a fashion designer called Diana Rikasari. I think she is more like Harajuku style. And first people think her fashion waspada weird. But now, she success and has her clothing line. Not only one but two. And write book too. So whatever kind of your fashion. Don't afraid with people's eyes. Just be your self
Leebruce (5 months ago)
I don't know much about fashion, I just feel it's right thing to do that you find yourself in your own way. So Be yourself. I admire this kid's courage.
tokyorockstar (5 months ago)
He's so young but everything he says is really mature and inspiring! I think it's so great that he wants Japanese people and the Japanese fashion scene to move forward too. He's so pure in the sense that he truly uses fashion as a way to express himself and his emotions. I hope he does a lot of great work in future!
。輝琉 (5 months ago)
フルバージョンないですか?!
Aleksandra S (5 months ago)
I love this interview series so much! 💖 Raw is really inspiring, intelligent and confident- that's amazing ✨
Hanna Jonsson (5 months ago)
I really enjoyed this interview and the way he expressed himself. And I fell in love in how basketball I pronounced in Japanese.
Justme (5 months ago)
great video ❤️🌸
Justme (5 months ago)
Who is german and smiled about the Bayern München shirt he weared? 😂❤️ btw. This is a really famous german soccer team.
MovieMader (5 months ago)
I was so focused on the Telekom logo I really diddn't notice until you pointet it out :D
folla waifus (5 months ago)
Inspiration
Bishounen Fangirl (5 months ago)
They need a more Anime inspired fashion style, like Kpop for example.
Estela Garcia (5 months ago)
Bishounen Fangirl Kpop style? No, thank you.
fat ty (5 months ago)
Every outfit slayed me, You are inspiring Raw! I go out to clubs a lot where everyone wears the same things. I try to break that mold and be myself. It feels so good not to put yourself in a box. I feel like I can truly be myself even if people laugh at me. They laugh because they are scared of being themselves. It's too bad.
Sri Unicorn (5 months ago)
I hope to meet you when I move to Japan to create my fashion line
ines n (5 months ago)
He’s so poised, yet his look is so chaotic. A nice contrast :)
David Arriaga (2 months ago)
idk why this is such a shock, most guys like this are pretty much the same, it's not that odd.
Cat Cela Ojo (5 months ago)
I just want to thank you so much for the pure way you showcase these artists. Simple photographs of their style contrasted with only their speaking is a refreshing change from the usual overused instrumental music and awkwardly posed film segments. I got emotional listening to Raw speak about individuality, as I certainly feel that I've been fighting to find myself in a world of clones for many years now. Thank you, thank you, for sharing some rays of light and hope with the world.
PlasmicWhim (5 months ago)
Very interesting and relatable philosophy. His voice is quite calming too. Great informative video!
Cheeky Sparkles (5 months ago)
Wow such an inspiration! To be able to not care what other people think at 19 that's impressive. I'm just starting to not care what others think but part of me still wants to wear the fashion that's considered "normal" by society's standers to fit in and not stand out. This gives me a little more courage with wearing crazy fashions and I can't wait to go to Japan next year and shop for some crazy things! 🌈🌟🙏
Flowi J. (5 months ago)
It was interesting this time as well! I like to learn some Japanese point of views about Japanese fashion and Harajuku. Thank you Tokyo Fashion and thank you Raw-san :)
Izzyisaghost (5 months ago)
His words were honestly so inspirational, to be 19 and manage to overcome that fear of what people think about what you wear is amazing, especially as we're all brought up being told to conform to society. I'm 16 now, but i really want to take this on board. I've started to care less about what people think about what I wear, I've worn things I wouldn't have dreamed of a year ago, and now I want to fully let it go so I can stand out and not care about it👏
Vampireleniore (5 months ago)
That's awesome. I started to dress differently when I was 8 or 9. I wore nothing but men's clothing for about a year or two, then I really embraced my sense of style around age 10. It's been twenty years now and I love being artistic with my appearance and expressing myself. Keep it going and have fun with it.
Natasha CES (5 months ago)
I get emotional when i see this type of videos because i really relate to when they say people look at you weirdly just because you dress differently. For me, by just wearing a short skirt to go out my dad would look at me like im crazy. I've been to harajuku once, and I really believe the place is magical in a way that it gives people confidence and acceptance. I'm from malaysia and the fashion style of society here is mostly uninteresting, or repetitive. It's hard to express my style without people judging me for not following the norm. Raw is only 19, the same age as me, but he's already figured out so much and has such mature thoughts about his fashion and style. I hope to be like that some day.
Natasha CES (3 months ago)
yeah.. the younger people are becoming more open to trying new styles, but they still prefer to follow trends
Natasha CES (3 months ago)
ahh yeah i agree everyone dresses very basic, and like korean fashion/make up aha but they all wear the same stuff and look similar.
Moonlight Blue (4 months ago)
I'm also from Malaysia and it's also hard for me to express my style. I love gothic and tomboy style but it is really hard because my parents don't like me wearing all black or act tomboyish. Almost every girl in my age loves Korean fashion and I always look like a weirdo. But the most important thing is to ignore them and be yourself. I try not to care about them and in the end I think people just look at you because they are curious. Just be brave and it's ok. I've seen a woman in Harajuku style in Aeon. Nobody looks at her in a weird way.
halo MagiMoon (4 months ago)
Natasha CES embrace it girl!
Rohansleepover (5 months ago)
Super insightful! It's really nice to hear a bit more about how things are changing for the environment that Japanese street fashion appeared in. It's also interesting to learn about Bunka, and the philosophy that you can put in your clothes.
深瀬慧 (5 months ago)
Rawクンやーーーー♥️
karlajade1998 (5 months ago)
His words are very inspiring in addition to having a great style
Namjoon (5 months ago)
Wow, he’s stylish af

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