Halloween in Japan

Japanese Lolita & Harajuku Styles Fashion Show & Talk – Pictures & Video

In early March, several Japanese subcultures joined forces in the Aoyama area of Tokyo for a fashion show and talk event focusing on lolita, gothic, punk, and kawaii Harajuku styles.

The event – titled “Will Fashion Change the World?!” – featured participants from the Waseda University “Gothic & Lolita & Punk no kai” club, Harajuku Fashion Walk, and the Japanese lolita fashion group Everyday Tea Party. Organized by Ai of the Gothic & Lolita & Punk no kai club, “Will Fashion Change the World?!” included a discussion between Kumamiki (of Harajuku Fashion Walk) and Ai about lolita fashion, as well as both girls sharing stories of how they first became involved with Harajuku fashion and lolita respectively.

Japanese Lolita & Harajuku Fashion Show (30)
Japanese Lolita & Harajuku Fashion Show (31)

After the talk show segment of the event, there was a small fashion show featuring members of the Gothic & Lolita & Punk no kai club, Everyday Tea Party, and Harajuku Fashion Walk. As you view the video and the pictures, you’ll see that the styles – while all Harajuku-friendly – varied from sweet lolita to colorful Harajuku looks to dark gothic outfits. After the fashion show, attendees were invited to relax, mingle, and make friends.

We were lucky enough to be invited to the event by Ai of the Gothic & Lolita & Punk no kai club, and we brought back pictures and video to share with you. This was not a huge event, but we thought it was great to see young people from several different Japanese subcultures sitting down together and discussing how fashion has impacted their lives. Please enjoy the pictures (click for high resolution) and video, and check the bottom of the article for more information on the various organizations involved.

Japanese Lolita & Harajuku Styles Event Video


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Japanese Lolita & Harajuku Styles Event Video

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For more information on the groups involved in the event, please check these links:

 

Photos by Kira. Video by Kaila.
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About the photographer:
Born in Japan, educated in Japan and the US, Kira shoots exclusively with Canon DSLRs. Photography assignments include fashion, bands, sporting events, and portraiture for various companies and bands throughout Japan & the world. His portfolio can be viewed at Artist-Photo.

About the filmmaker:
Kaila is currently a Japanese language student in Bunka Fashion College’s sister school — Bunka Institute of Language. She loves taking photographs, getting lost in her own world and discovering new places with her fisheye, making accessories out of boredom and blogging whatever goes in her Japan life.

10 Comments

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    Tauromaja (March 16, 2012)

    I want some of those wigs!

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    Chelsea (March 16, 2012)

    Soo awesome! I just want to wear the black outfit everyday!!! those boots are to DIE for! and the rest of the girls are so cute =]

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    Sarahko (March 16, 2012)

    @Chelsea me too! that girl has fierce! lol and I love the guys blue stars shirt & the orange dress combination

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    Pie (March 16, 2012)

    This sounds like such a great event! Everyone looks gorgeous too! Especially Kuma ❤❤

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    Sammyswisso (March 16, 2012)

    ichiban !

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    amanda (March 17, 2012)

    I hope the long purple hair is a wig.

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    bam2 (March 17, 2012)

    I like the cake house dress and the alice in wonderland dress!!

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    frank (March 20, 2012)

    hello, how can i get one of the violin shaped ties, like the girl in the red outfit. thanks.

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    [...] stuff that comes out of it. From the bizarre dekotora art trucks to the Lolita girls who dress up like Victorian dolls, Japan has never wanted for strangeness. Which is why the new robot butt created at the University [...]

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    eneida luzon (August 24, 2012)

    Hola chicas de Japon me encanta la moda Lolita los vetidos y el loock son increibles me gustaria estar entre sus admiradores soy de venezuela me gusta porque tengo dos hijas una de 19 años y otra de 4 años, hasta pronto besos.

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