Tokyo Street Fashion

Over the past few years we have seen increasing numbers of American and European fashion designers, in-house designers, merchandisers, and so on coming to Tokyo because of their acute interest in what is happening here.

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Checking out Tokyo fashions seems to have become an important item on their “must do” lists.

I also hear that last autumn there were very many foreign buyers and project designers in Tokyo obviously purchasing samples in bulk. I think that what has turned Tokyo into such a fashion magnet, especially as far as street fashion–that is to say, articles sold in street shops–goes, is not so much any great originality but rather the stunning enthusiasm that young people in the city are showing regarding fashion.

I think these fashion professionals have been simply bowled over by the intensity of this enthusiasm. In fact, there even seem to be instances in which fashions that first become popular in Tokyo appear in Paris collections the next season.

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.

Recent articles by Kjeld Duits:

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I love the types of clothing that you create.It is sooooo fabulous!!!!!
May 23, 2005 (6699 days ago)
helllo i was lookin for stuff for my fashion project and i just cant find anythink other than kimonos and ii was wondering if you could emial me back if u have any facts on fashion.
Jun 23, 2005 (6668 days ago)
Hey, could someone please tell me the difference between harajuku, shibuya, and everything else when it comes to fashion? I was reading the aokis article and he wrote how they would never communicate with one another. why? anyway, this is fascinating and I love hearing and learning about the japanese culture and style. Tell me more!
Jun 23, 2005 (6668 days ago)
Hi, im from vietnam and japanese clothing is always keeps me inspired!!! I really luv ur type of clothes. I’ll study art and i’ll make my style JAPANESE!!!
Ha Lan Vy
Nov 5, 2005 (6533 days ago)
sooo wicked style ;)
Maria Gassolina
Apr 15, 2006 (6372 days ago)
i NEED info on japanese’street’ clothing could u please send me info :)
taylah smith (tina bina)
Apr 21, 2006 (6366 days ago)
Hello! I was hoping you could give me some general information about the japanese street trends. Our inspiration is the street trend in Tokyo but what are they’re inspiration?
Apr 29, 2006 (6358 days ago)
Anja, Japanese kids are inspired by manga, anime, jrock, jpop and to some extent television. Even Japanese history sometimes plays a role, as in the fashion that Takuya Angel designs. Life in big cities like Tokyo is fast, furious and anonymous and that sets the stage for this hunger of new trends.
Kjeld Duits (author)
Apr 29, 2006 (6358 days ago)
you have cool clothes i’m doing a project about japan teenagers clothes and i love what you wrote up there
Jun 6, 2006 (6320 days ago)

heyy! i enjoy the fact of the street style. please send me some info of how to dress like one!!!

Kay Xiong
Nov 7, 2006 (6166 days ago)

im pretty interest in the lastest trend in send me info..

Nov 14, 2006 (6159 days ago)

i am doing a report about the style and fashion in tokyo…please email me more pictures and info on the fashion in tokyo

Mar 18, 2007 (6035 days ago)

if have any thing simple and nice … send me a email. . thks

May 13, 2007 (5979 days ago)

I’m desparately looking for the name of a Japanese clothing magazine that has directions on making a basic cardboard pattern for designing my own clothes. Can someone help me?

Barbara Tanaka
May 19, 2009 (5242 days ago)

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