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White is the New Black | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
White garments currently abound at boutiques and women's apparel departments. White blouses and dresses with frills and lace, full skirts, and other clothes with a feminine touch are particularly popular.
Maritime Chic | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Nautical fashion is gathering force as a spring and summer fashion trend. At department stores and boutiques, classic navy-blue pea jackets and sailor shirts are displayed beside lineups of roped belts, accessories shaped like anchors and seashells, and other maritime-inspired items.
Hats Off to Harada | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
When it comes to the design of high-fashion hats, few names are better known these days than Misa Harada.
Spring Flowers | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
This spring, cute, romantic dresses are the favored fashion items among the young women in their teens and twenties who populate the boutique-lined streets of Tokyo's Harajuku and Daikanyama neighborhoods.
Thrilled with Frills | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
The fresh breezes of early summer have brought with them a vogue for feminine styles. As part of this trend, clothes embellished with lace have become popular.
Shibuya Men Change Style | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Until recently, trendy young men with brown dyed hair and tanned skin were a prominent fixture on the streets of Shibuya. But now many of these men have graduated to a new style that has been dubbed onii-kei (literally "elder brother style").
Empire Babydolls | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Just in time for the hottest days of summer, a new style of skin-baring camisole known as the empire babydoll has caught the imagination of Japanese women.
Jeans from Japan | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
A high-end Japanese jeans brand with a vintage sensibility is building a fan base among discriminating denim wearers all over the world. Evisu Jeans are readily identified by the stylized seagull logo painted on the back pocket.
Foot Covers Uncovered | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Foot covers and half socks made their debut as accessories designed to alleviate such problems, and they were an immediate hit because they were so effective. This year an assortment of covers in different colors and patterns have been marketed, and women are showing them off as fashion items in their own right.
Harking Back to Victorian Times | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Victorian-inspired fashions trimmed with lace and frills are all the rage this fall and winter as Japanese women look to achieve a classic, feminine look.
Monkey Business | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
A Bathing Ape in Lukewater must be one of the world's most unusual brand names. The street-fashion label created by Japanese designer Nigo has earned a fanatical following among celebrities and young people both inside and outside Japan.
Fur Vests Complete The Winter Look | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Fur vests are an ideal way to complete the layered look that is currently in vogue. The vests can complement a range of styles from dressy to casual, and this versatility has made them so popular that stores are having trouble keeping them in stock.
Wild Yet Refined | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Until last year, long boots with simple designs that gave the legs a sleek silhouette were all the rage, but this year lavishly ornamented or Wild West-inspired boots are flying off the shelves. The new must-have footwear is being adopted in different ways by women in different age groups.
Global Success? It's In The Bag | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
The designer label Samantha Thavasa sounds American or European, but it was actually born in Japan, where young women who cannot resist the brand's handbags have carried it to success.
The New Face of Ginza | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
In Tokyo's Ginza district more and more foreign luxury brands are opening up large outlets along the heavily trafficked avenues.
Psychedelic Revival | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
The psychedelic fashions that were all the rage in the United States from the late 1960s through the 1970s as young people engaged in various forms of social protest have made a comeback.
Split-Toe Socks | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
People interested in traditional Japanese dress might be familiar with tabi, the split-toe socks that are worn with kimono. Now these uniquely shaped socks are capturing the attention of young Japanese designers and even the fashion world outside of Japan.
Inspired by African and Asian Folk Costume | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
African and Asian folk costume is one of the key motifs for spring and summer fashion in 2005 and featured heavily in the fashion shows of Tokyo and other couture capitals last fall.
Stepping Out in Wedge-Soled Shoes | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
The wedge-soled shoes that were popular among Japanese women in the early 1980s are making a comeback in the summer of 2005.
A Ribbon Runs Through It | Fashion | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Fashions of the past few seasons have been marked by a natural look with an emphasis on femininity and cuteness, and high-quality ribbon made in Japan has been at the heart of this trend.
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