By Kjeld Duits

Bunka Fashion College Fashion and Stage Show 2014

Aug 02 2014: Bunka Fashion College students stage fashion show for visiting high school students

Anis: Hiii!! WOW wow wow this is the best of the best I’m speechless and I’m soooooooo jealous of those high school students (・`ω´・) XDD Uo・ェ・oU I LOVE everything!!!! Omg!! Greetings!!! ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ Have a super ultra nice day!!!! <3

Japanese Fashion Model Chiaki at Tsukiji Fish Market

Jun 15 2014: Fashion model Chiaki visits Tokyo’s famed fish market in Tsukiji

Kjeld Duits: Next to the main buildings of the market are rows of shows and restaurants. Many of them are sushi restaurants, but there are also other types.
An chan: Wooooah! I always wanted to see what this place looked like! :D Is there a sushi restaurant inside it?!?!?

Romantic Fairy Tale Clothes in a Tokyo Park

Jun 01 2014: JAPANESE STREETS takes a look at the romantic fairytale like world of Etsuna Otsuka

Tei: Wonderful clothing
Kjeld Duits: @Lisa B.: Just checked out the trailer and read the Wikipedia entry. Looks like quite a movie.
Lisa B.: Beautiful! Kind of reminds me of the film “Picnic at Hanging Rock.”

Reiko models APOLIA - Behind the Scenes of a Fashion Shoot

May 19 2014: Japanese fashion model Reiko Watanabe models the modern elegant kawaii creations of Japanese designer Aya Fujisaki

APOLIA by Japanese designer Aya Fujisaki

Pretty Prints for a Perfect Picture

May 18 2014: I see lots of abstract symmetrical prints, in bright and cheerful colors. A trend that seems to be inspired by the 50s and 60s

Kjeld Duits: Anybody else who is reminded of the Mod fashion of 1960s Carnaby Street? Twiggy and all that?
Kat: Such pretty prints that helps you pop in any busy and crowded spot. I sooo love Japanese street fashion. More power to your blog. Love love love it soooo much! Cheers!!! :D

DESIGN FESTA - Tokyo's Fest for Creativity - DAY 2

May 18 2014: JAPANESE STREETS visited the second day of DESIGN FESTA

Kjeld Duits: @Séverin: Very cool that you recognized Megumi and remember her name, Séverin!
Séverin: It’s nice to see Megumi Aihara again. She looks amazing, as usual!!
Kjeld Duits: @Michihiro Matsuoka: 誠にありがとうございます。

DESIGN FESTA - Tokyo's Fest for Creativity - DAY 1

May 17 2014: DESIGN FESTA boasts it’s Asia’s largest art event. We believe them…

kawai iwatsugu(Ujisairinndou): 掲載、有難う御座います。 綺麗に撮影して頂いて嬉しいです。
Kjeld Duits: @Myz: Glad I was able to inspire you, Myz. If you contact Makoto Nagaoka through his site, I am sure he will ship you any of his shoes you would like to purchase.
Myz: Oh my God there are so many beautiful and inspiring artworks!!! oOo I would pay any amount of money for those Dwarf shoes and as always I adored alll the outfits! Especially the girl in the school girl outfit, leather bunny ears and gas mask.


I Love Tokyo Style Part 2 of 2

May 05 2014: Part 2 of over 50 photos of non-Japanese showing off their Japanese fashion styles

NeuNeu: My typo was from a texting feature on my Samsung galaxy. It filled in the word while I was typing “Japan”!
Kjeld Duits: @NeuNeu: Thank you for your kind words about JAPANESE STREETS. Although Lolita is inspired by Victorian clothes, as you also mention, it is not the same thing. Just look at how high skirts are cut, often above the knee; the patterns; prints; colors; accessories such as rings that look like sweets. No Victorian lady could have even imagined such a look. The same is true for other Japanese styles. They have acquired a very specific Japanese esthetic in the way that items, colors, textures and accessories are used and combined that differs sufficiently to be considered different or new. This esthetic also expresses itself in aspects such as design, cut, layering. Often, almost every single item that many of the Japanese people I photograph wear was originally made abroad and bought in used clothing stores in Japan, yet the way they have been styled is thoroughly Japanese and clearly recognizable as such. Additionally, some of the styles on these two pages are Western interpretations of Japanese fashion styles, so they once again acquire a Western esthetic layered on the Japanese one. Tais Mallouk’s look is an example of this. Most Japanese women would have covered those bare shoulders with a blouse, sweater, cardigan or T-shirt. There are over 40,000 photos on JAPANESE STREETS, but there is not a single one displaying that much of the upper body. A good metaphor would be Japanese food. Ramen, Japanese Curry and Okonomiyaki are considered Japanese, yet each one was originally inspired by a foreign dish. That however, doesn’t make them any less Japanese. Another example would be blue jeans. Neither the material nor pants themselves originated in the US. Even the words jeans and denim originate from Europe. Yet the garment as we know it today obviously embodies American esthetics and culture, and was popularized by American cultural icons such as James Dean in the 1950s.
Kjeld Duits: @shokopyon: I am sure we will do this again, shokopyon. Please follow our Facebook or Twitter pages, so you will know in time when we do!

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