Japanese street styles

After presented the most shocking style in Japan - ganguro it's time to see other street outfits. They are also very extravagant, unique and colorful, but the make-up is less. Let's get down in the Japanese underground.
At present there are many styles of dress in Japan, created from a mix of both local and foreign labels. Some of these styles are extreme and avant-garde, similar to the haute couture seen on European catwalks. Though the styles have changed over the years, street fashion is still prominent in Japan today. Young adults can often be found wearing subculture attire in large urban fashion districts such as Harajuku, Ginza, Shinjuku and Shibuya. Main street style names : 

 Lolita (gothic, sweet, punk, classic)- there are many more Lolita styles, but I will make another article dedicated to the whole Lolita story, styles and fashion streams.

KOGAL style - The kogal fashion involves wearing an outfit based on a Japanese school uniform, but with a shortened skirt, loose socks, and often dyed hair and a scarf as well.




Bōsōzoku style - The typical bōsōzoku member is often depicted in a uniform consisting of a jumpsuit like those worn by manual laborers or a tokko-fuku (特攻服), a type of military issued over-coat with kanji slogans. These are usually worn open, with no shirt underneath, showing off bandaged torsos and matching baggy pants tucked inside tall boots.


Visual Kei - The style of Visual Kei consists of striking makeup, unusual hair styles and flamboyant costuming. Androgyny is a popular aspect of the style visually, especially within the entertainment field.






Dolly Kei - Dolly Kei is a newly-emerging style based on Japan's view of the Middle Ages and European fairy tales, especially the Brothers Grimm. It includes a lot of vintage skirts, dresses, etc., and sometimes has religious symbols.









Cosplay - Cosplay, short for "costume roleplay", is a type of performance art whose participants outfit themselves with often elaborate costumes and accessories as a specific character or idea. Often, the fashionistas of this street fashion will dress up as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games.






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