Various examples of Japanese Street Fashion

Street Fashion

The modern and unique styles from Japan

Starting at the middle of the 19th century and specially since 1932, Japan saw a big change on its casual fashion style. Traditional clothing lost its long-lasting popularity in favor of the emulation of Western styles — giving birth to a new world of possibilities which evolved in their own, very special and unique way.

Such evolution of possibilities has derived into what is known today as Japanese street fashion: clothing trends originally based in Western styles, spiced with imagination, amusingly eccentric, and quite appealing to many individuals — this includes us, and maybe you.

The true meaning of Japanese street fashion

It’s important to note that the fashions that will be covered here are not the mainstream clothing style of current Japan — that includes western styles as we are used to seeing around in the western world.

They are notwithstanding very remarkable fashions which have developed during the 20th and 21th centuries and that are now an important part of Japanese popular culture — and yes, they can be seen for real on the streets! Many of those styles originated from subcultures with their own sense of identity, which will dress in their particular manner on an everyday basis, and that have also gained high acclaim from fans worldwide because of their ideals, uniqueness and art.

For more information…

Given the vast variety of styles inside of Japanese street fashion, our focus will be on the most popular and acclaimed of them in the form of individual site pages and posts — but we will also be doing posts about minor styles that are worth knowing, providing information and researching for items you may be interested on.

We warmly welcome you to visit all those related pages to this street fashion main section which you may like on our main menu!

As a last note, keep in mind that any trends rise and fall in popularity over the years, transform or combine with others; which adds to the variety we can find in modern Japan.

Featured photo credit: Carl Johan via photopin cc.

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