FASHION

Hot Fashion Trend from Japan, the Sukajan Jackets

Japan is well known for their pioneering fashion trends. This season one such trend has hit the catwalk and grown in popularity: the sukajan(スカジャン). Surprisingly this item of clothing isn’t authentically Japanese as it is not traditional. However, the Japanese youth adopted it and have kept it going. Fashion experts predict this will be one…

Popular Japanese Fashion Magazines to Check Out

When you hear “Japanese fashion”, what comes to your mind? Are you fond of buying Japanese magazines? Then, you might have noticed something. I’ll give you two examples of popular Japanese fashion magazines: Seventeen and Non-no. Seventeen Seventeen was first launched in 1967 in Japan. It was patterned from the American version of Seventeen. Seventeen…

Japanese Kawaii Fashion: How to Become a Sweet Lolita

Lolita fashion may have caught the attention of every girl locally and internationally, but do you know where it actually originated from? During the 1980s, there was a so-called “doll fashion” in Japan spearheaded by 2 designers from the “Milk” brand. From the name itself, girls wore doll-like clothing and it was even published in…

Snap Your Precious Moments with an Instax Mini Camera from Japan

Fujifilm Instax cameras or “cheki” (from the English terms “Check it!”) are so popular among the youth in Japan. These wonderful polaroid cameras are also gaining popularity overseas! Many of the girls in Harajuku own this kind of camera. The significant point that you should check out in these cameras is the design since the…

Geta: Ancient Footwear and the Modern Shoes Inspiration

Have you ever seen this pair of shoes before? You have probably seen them in Japanese movies, animations and dramas. jp.fotolia.com/ These clog-like slippers are known as “geta”. It sometimes also makes a sound similar to that of a clog. Parts of the Geta Let’s get to know more about Geta. Hanao Traditionally speaking, getas…

Second-Hand Shops: “Treasures” in Japan

Japanese second-hand shops, or also called “recycle shops” are now becoming a very popular concept. As a visitor, you may think that Japanese lifestyle is quite expensive and not so affordable for everyone. However, when you stay and live in Japan for a while, you will discover some life aspects and concepts that will definitely…

Fashion Trends: The salmon swimming up stream!

Japan is one of those countries where there is a high level of conformity, it’s visible everywhere. From a very young age, the concept of fitting in and being one of the group is ingrained into young minds. My style But, this doesn’t apply to everyone! There are a lot of people out there who…

Trendy Japanese Nail Art Fashion: Techniques and Tools

There is no arguing that Japanese love for fashion is evident. From their eclectic choice of clothes, to color mixing and matching, not to mention their love for accessories, especially shoes, Japan has its own trademark. But their unique and cute fashion statements do not limit to their apparels, it extends to their choice of…

Get Immersed In the World of Japanese Haute Couture

When it comes to designer brands and exclusive clothing, french and Italian brands such as Chanel, Dior, Valentino or Armani would be the first to think of. With Paris being the fashion centre of the world, looks are rarely directed to Asia. Bur surprisingly there are more haute couture brands in Japan that you expected,…

Walk, play and dance in yukata!

Differences between Yukata and Kimono Since I was young, I grew up watching anime. No, I’m not an otaku but I love the stories and the clothing especially kimono. Before I came to Japan, I always considered any Japanese traditional clothing as kimono. But I found out that there are differences, what are they? Well,…