Interesting Fashion Japan
Japan has a lot of interesting things and some of the modern fashion is definitely up there on the Weird list. I find some of the fashion trends cool and some others…a little questionable but hey it’s all an art in a way.
Ganguro is a trend that has been around for about two decades now. It involves very tan skin and bright makeup often being white and pastels making a noticeable contrast. Ganguro girls often bleach their hair to blond and platinum. My question is, do they really tan or is it a fake tan?
Harajuku and Visual Kei are mainly darker gothic looking fashions. Harajuku is a well known area in Japan that is said to be a center for modern youth. You see a lot of different styles and fashions and they are all very unique and interesting. Visual Kei is the genre of bands or musicians that use a lot of flamboyant costumes and hairstyles when they perform. My all time favorite Visual Kei band that I got to meet a few years ago is called “Versailles Philharmonic Quintet ” in the U.S. . The aristocratic costumes and large hair with eerie jewelry definitely give a certain feel to watching them.
There are many types of Lolita fashions ranging from the darker gothic Lolita to the cute sweet Lolita like the pic above. The style usually involves knee length frilly lacy dresses that poof out with the use of petticoats. The hair is done up in curls and bows and a host of various styles. There is a lot of frills all around with this style. I find it adorable >_<.
What Japanese style of fashion do you like? Tell me about it in the comments 😀