From Gothic Lolitas to Yoyogi Rockabillies, the Tokyo neighborhood of Harajuku is a wellspring of some of the world's most unique and extreme fashion trends. Rife with restaurants, shops, and cafes, it's a hangout 'hood for the city's youth, whose style is confined to uniforms from elementary school through to high school graduation. And, perhaps to rebel from such strict sameness, they spend their weekends seeing how far they can push the limits.
One of the oldest and most pervasive Harajuku style groups is Decora, characterized by a pursuit of kawaii, or "cuteness," which is expressed in massive piles of hair clips, face bandaids, creative layering, and a mishmash of colors and textures. Don't let "cute" confuse you: There's nothing delicate or elegant about Decora. It's bright, it's loud, and it's in your face (or rather, on your face, via a Hello Kitty bandaid). Though the style can appear as frivolous as a Halloween costume, there's a real statement behind the bevy of barrettes. In the face of pervasive group-mindedness, a rigid social order, and cultural reticence, the Decora have figured out a way to break free.
In the first episode of our new documentary series, Style Out There, our host Asha Leo travels to Harajuku to meet with street fashion superstars, like 90884 designer Kurebayashi, Junnyan, and Shoichi Aoki, the founder of FRUiTS magazine, to peel back the rainbow-colored stickers and uncover the depth behind Decora.
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Now I know what Maya in Girl meets world was referring to when she said Riley was dressed Like a
"Harajuku Girl". Tokyo, Japan is one of the biggest fashion cities in the world so I was not surprised. Fashion is art and should be expressed as people like!
Where what you want but all that stuff is plastic or synthetic and therefore bad for the environment. More and more "stuff!" Plastic hair clips and plastic beads made by almost slave labor and use of petroleum products to make all this stuff! Pollute the air more! Fill landfills more! Damage the ocean more! How do they feel about the fact that their acts of fashion rebellion hurts the earth? Damages the ocean? Kills the pollinators? People have always used fashion or costume to show their culture or tribalism but using natural fibers, metals, jewelry could be a good thing! They all look like fake plastic dolls! They seem like the symbol for death of nature.
What the hell, those are one of the most ugliest person in the world also the fakest person in the world, fake hair color (dyed hair) , eye contact lens, too much makeup, in other words fake face (using makeup to hide flaws), fake eye color, eye hair color, fake everything. The biggest faker in the world. BTW what did the girl meant by saying "How cute I can be?" eww how ugly and fake can you be?
*IS THIS SOME UGLY OR ANTI-KAWAII MOVEMENT OF JAPAN OF 21ST CENTURY* well that's what students in future will learn.
You published hateful comments calling 120db "racist and anti migrant"? These wiman have been raped and murdered by the thousands in Europe by migrants and you mock them...you are the face of malice and hate, you are the facist natzis!
I just realised that japanese people are not that good looking
And they seem really fake, idk maybe it has something to do with their culture but they just.. try so hard to sound and look cute but they end up looking weird and cringey
I notice that kawaii girls or harajuku girls always hang up with people like them...actually it's rare they walk alone in the street. They looks like teens girl that need a group to give them self confidence but in the same you you need be confident to dress like that in the city.😅
Tbh, I was glad I never heard of this style up until now. Obviously an outcome when you eat rainbow salt too much. I my future children ever think of wearing this stuff, I give them plane ticket to Japan to wait for next earthquake. Sorry, but sometimes too much is too much.
i love their hair, they have the freedom to express themselves. i guess some are wearing wigs and some are actual hairs with different colors, i've been wondering lately if they have a job are they even allowed to have those loud and vibrant hair colors? or they are just going to wear wigs to work? i heard from a friend that lives in japan that you are not allowed to have those kinds of hair color for work, it would totally suck tho.
i went to harjuku last week. i not a fan of it. mainly because clothing and fashion is not my thing. but overall i did enjoy experiencing the different cultures. im still currently in japan and staying at nagano.
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