FASHION

All About Ganguro, the Rebellious Japanese Fashion Trend

Such is the world of fashion. One day you’re in, and then the next you’re out of style. Once upon a time, there was a rebellious trend that went against the very concept of “white is beautiful” that is rampant in Japan, which is popularly known as “ganguro” (which literally means “very black”). How has…

X-Japan’s Yoshiki Debuts Edgy Kimono Collection at 2015 Tokyo Fashion Week

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo is held every year in March and October. In October 2015, Yoshiki who is the band leader of X-Japan, debuted his first kimono collection which is called the “Yoshikimono” at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. Yoshiki grew up in a family who owned a kimono shop so the kimono collection…

Black, White and Red: The 3 Colors of Beauty in Japan

Today, makeup is considered as a vital component in the aspect of grooming. Many women and some men painstakingly take the time and effort to apply makeup daily, in the name of beauty. In Japan, the beauty of the country’s prominent classic entertainers such as the maikos (geisha in training), geishas, and kabuki actors is…

Origami as Issey Miyake’s Ever–Lasting Inspiration

Origami is the traditional Japanese paper folding craft, which has been practiced ever since the Edo period. Who would have thought that one simple white paper can be transformed into a whole new character. This paper folding trend has become a widespread culture all over the globe, and not only in Asia, but in Europe…

How Kimono Inspired Clothing is Shaping Modern Fashion

Kimono is a traditional garment which has been worn as a part of Japanese culture for centuries. The simplicity of the elegant kimono is not only used in a special occasions and festivals, but it is also popular among the tourists who want to try out a kimono experience.   kaumo.jp/ Some places also offer…

The Standard of Heian Beauty: Incredibly Long Hair

During the Heian period, which lasted roughly from the 9th to the 12th century, there was a very unique and fascinating standard of beauty. One important aspect of beauty for Japanese women during the Heian period was sporting incredibly long hair. This must be the dream era for admirers of long hair! Long Hair, Don’t…

3 World–Famous Types of Japanese Footwear!

Footwear in Japan ranges from traditional to modern types. Walking on the streets of Japan, you’ll notice most people are wearing western footwear when going to work, school or even just strolling around. But even with such modern these sights, you’ll probably encounter a few people wearing something different.   colgate.exblog.jp/ Even in this modern…

Popular Bag Trends Among Japanese Guys

Carrying a bag is very common among most Japanese men out there. There are many different types of bags men use such as backpacks, messenger bags, rucksacks, man-purses and so on. Why carry a bag? Shoulder bag Having a wallet that fits in the pocket is just as common. The reasons for carrying a bag…

How to Stay Fashionable and Warm During the Japanese Winter

Winter is approaching and it’s a norm for locals and tourists alike to start piling on layers and layers of clothes to keep themselves warm and comfy during this season. However, the younger generations of the Japanese are always dressing to impress, regardless of where they are heading and when I mean dress to impress,…

Women’s Fashion and the Transformation from Kimono to Today’s Crazy Trends

Fashion has always been a vital part of everyone’s daily life, especially in Japan, where it is described as one of the biggest fashion centers of the world, where many styles are born, both high-class and street-style. So do you wonder how Japan can be so diverse, and yet have the perfect sense of fashion…