I am seeing more and more people in Harajuku going beyond your regular run-off-the-mill leggings and diving deep into colors and graphics. This was even happening at the fashion shows that we covered during the Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo in October.
Not only women, like Kana above, but men are taking to leggings, too. Like these leggings at the PHENOMENON SS 2011 fashion show:
I also found a guy wearing amazing graphic leggings in Harajuku:
Here are some leggings we like at JAPANESE STREETS.
I see the same trend in socks:
The photo on top is from the street fashion shoot of Kana.