Denim has truly lived a long life and has become more acceptable as time has passed. Masayohi Kobayashi of The Flat Head put it well when he said "I don't think there are any other clothing items that have stories like jeans."
If you think Harajuku is defined by posing teens and pop culture, think again. The district is just as well known among locals for high-end luxury as low-end grunge. Part one of this walking tour was about teen fantasies, this time it's the grown-ups turn.
As a contributor to the book and longtime resident of Tokyo--one of the most fashionable and fashion-conscious cities in the world--I started thinking about Japanese women's attitude towards fashion and wanted to know more.
Girls donning frilly tops, bell-shaped skirts, knee-high socks and rocking horse shoes appear in the photos of the Facebook page of the group "Lolitas Paradise." The group site is a meeting point for Mexican girls who are are interested in the fashion subculture of Gothic Lolitas which has made its way from Japan to Monterrey, in Northern Mexico.
Only in Tokyo can you have your cake and wear it, too! Popular Japanese jewelery maker Q-Pot has branched out into the patisserie business, cooking up the hottest -- and cutest -- new cake shop in the city.
At its very core, Gothic Lolita style is not about the sex appeal. It's about the clothes, the fashion and the way those
Japanese design, although informed by a unique sensibility, is not all the same. Issey Miyake is as bold and original as