Harajuku Fashion

Last week we spent three full days shooting in Harajuku and found quite a few people we liked. It may have been way too hot for real Harajuku fashion. But we did find a huge range of trends, from Spank! to Gothic to “ethnic”, and lots more.

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My own favorite was the girl on the photograph on the left. Her attention to detail was absolutely amazing. Her outfit was just plain perfect from top-hat to high boots.

Recently, kimono are becoming increasingly popular among young people. A real change, their parents usually abhorred them. In Harajuku we discovered a young woman who managed to look both traditional and very modern at the very same time. Quite an achievement. She had accented her soberly colored kimono with several red accents: a red hairpin, red under-kimono, a red ribbon on her obi (sash around middle) and red tabi (socks). Above it all, a very imaginative hairdo. All expertly done.

Check out the almost 300 photos we took in Harajuku at 09 2008.

Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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