Tokyo Girls Collection Street Snaps 2012 S/S

Tokyo Girls Collection is the biggest – and by far the most famous – of all of the growing number of events in Japan that combine hip fashion shows with concerts from popular musical groups. We’ve been covering Tokyo Girls Collection for years, yet its popularity never ceases to amaze. The most recent TGC event, the 2012 Spring/Summer edition, drew over 25,000 excited fashion fans to Yokohama Arena in early March.

Attending Tokyo Girls Collection is a fantastic way to keep an eye on the latest seasonal street fashion trends in Japan. Besides the fashion shows from many of the hippest Japanese “real clothing” brands, the event brings together 25,000 fashion conscious young women. If you want to see what stylish Japanese girls are wearing on the streets of Tokyo, it would be hard to imagine a better place to be than Tokyo Girls Collection.

With that in mind, we spent some time street-snapping Tokyo Girls Collection S/S 2012 attendees so that we could share their looks with you. These are not models (although some of them certainly could be), these are real Tokyo girls. We brought back 100 pictures of more than 70 people. It’s not 25,000, but it should give you an idea of current street trends. We definitely see denim trending, and there was a lot of tan/beige. Please let us know what trends you see coming for Spring in the comments at the bottom of the article.

As always, you can click any of the Tokyo Girls Collection street snaps to see them in high resolution. Also, don’t miss our report on the Tokyo Girls Collection fashion shows, and our upcoming report on the live music acts.

Click any of the Tokyo Girls Collection street snaps to enlarge them.

Check out report on the Tokyo Girls Collection fashion shows. We will be posting a report on the concerts at the event soon as well!

For information on when the next Tokyo Girls Collection will be held, check the official website (in Japanese).


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    Desudesu (March 14, 2012)


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    Rinatsu (March 14, 2012)

    I really love those 2 cool and awesome looking guys popping in a girls street fashion post. XD

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    RLondon (March 14, 2012)

    Some really dope, fits.
    R JP 12

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    tokyo (March 14, 2012)

    @Rinatsu – Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that one of those guys is Norimi from the Japanese jewelry brand Alice Black. Thanks for reminding me, I’ll add that to the article! Here is his brand profile, BTW:

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    Cavita (March 14, 2012)

    So many pretty people and awesome outfits! Perfect examples of why my toddler prefers to start her day(everyday)by viewing your site while she drinks her orange juice. :) Love it.

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    Lucas Love (March 14, 2012)

    I DIE. C’est Perfect!

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    OMG- This has got to be your best post/article/share ever!!!!!

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    Kaila (March 14, 2012)

    Wow, forever HD photos!

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    Martin (March 14, 2012)

    I love picture no. 1. The red skirt in combination with the striped top is just perfect. And teh feather…Just perfec. Love it especially cause I work as look-scout :) Wonderful pics!!

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    Kiera (March 14, 2012)

    Some really great pics!!!! Some of the best yet :)

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    KIKI (March 14, 2012)

    I love all of these outfit snaps! This looks like such an amazing event.

    also, Khaki trench coats seem to be really IN in Japan right now, by looking at all the photos

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    briney (March 14, 2012)

    hi…i love all the snaps….looks very great!!! n tis event is really special…

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    Simone (March 14, 2012)

    they are all so perfect!!

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    Shidehara (March 14, 2012)

    did anyone notice all the “pair” outfits??

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    Dreaded Queen (March 14, 2012)

    So many great looks. But the batman sweater has to be my fav!

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    Jordieeb (March 15, 2012)

    In love with this.
    I love the man with the Gucci scarf, with the blazer to match, fucking flawless.
    The girl in the goth-lolita dress was also very cute. :3

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    AdaShi (March 15, 2012)

    I wanna go back to Tokyo!!!!!!! :(

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    karolina (March 16, 2012)

    Thanks for this post! Tokyo fashion, you always inspire me!!~~~ you all are so amazing :) Best of luck for everybody!


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    Devin (March 16, 2012)

    Mini belts, pleated skirts, and leather bags also seem to be trendy.

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    GHme (March 16, 2012)

    awesome fashion!! I loved almost all of it.

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    Aiko (March 16, 2012)

    All the girls/ young women are so pretty!

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    tsukikuu (March 18, 2012)

    Yeah, beige and pastel colors, open toed shoes, dotty and white tights and wavy hair with bangs, allover some vintage feeling – totally awesome!

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    Lindylooove (March 18, 2012)

    Omg! I love this style so muchhh! ^_^V

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    Anushkajan (March 19, 2012)

    It seems to me that patterned stockings are really in fashion now. They were popular before but they’re really blowing up now! And the street snap outfits to be honest were way better than the fashion show ones :( Honest opinion.

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    Sam Clarke (March 19, 2012)

    Do you know there the cute batman logo jumper is from??? I know someone who would look perfect in one. Can any help me locate it?

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    yaptus (March 22, 2012)

    wow almost all the girls could pass up as models imo <3 thanks for bringing these wonderful styles to us ^_^

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    lisa (March 24, 2012)

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    Deadly Bite (March 28, 2012)

    I think I recognized Norimi somewhere up there :P

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    Anna (April 9, 2012)

    I swear all their hair is perfect

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    愛子 ちゃんちゃん (April 11, 2012)

    はい、そ かわいい!!(^o^)(^o^)

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    脇田ちゃん (April 29, 2012)

    I swear! I would totally wear almost every outfit here.

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    Lady Starlight (April 30, 2012)

    On picture 66, the girl on the left looks like a much older Japanese version of Miranda Cosgrove!

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    Lady Starlight (April 30, 2012)

    So many trench coats!! And almost all of them are beige!

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    rio (May 10, 2012)

    OMG they are so pretty/handsome and stylish too ^^

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    republicofswag (May 24, 2012)

    Some great outfits, jealous of many individual items!
    Good styling inspirations.

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    Mely (June 13, 2012)

    Love this post! I wish u guys would post more of this kind of fashion, cuz even though I love the wild harajuku fashion, I along with most people would probably never wear it. But these outfits are great and totally wearable. I would certainly love to wear almost every outfit here.

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    Amelia (June 28, 2012)

    WTH! I love Japan so much, damn! They are soooooo cute n cool!! I love Japanese style too…their wardrobe are so cute, >< I waaaaant

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    Nathalie (July 3, 2012)

    I LOVE most of their shoes and stockings! They had such nice coats too, got a lot of inspiration about cute hair styles as well. :D

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    rbkdelron (July 4, 2012)

    I dont have any friend who likes to drees like me on the street , this people come in pairs so cute :3

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    Elizaveta (July 11, 2012)

    Ive seen 3 trends: 1) Headbows
    2) Trench coats
    3) Leather bootie
    4) Printed tights

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    mao (November 28, 2012)

    the guy with the black leather gloves looks totally cool~!!!
    and the girls are all cute~~!! maaan, wish i can wear coats here in my country.. damn tropical climate.. :| so jelly with the overcoats..

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    Princess Paris (December 23, 2012)

    They’re cuteeeeeeeeee..if I ever come to Japan someday and I meet them,I’d ask them to take a pic with me!! They very much look like manga :D

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    Mike (May 1, 2013)

    Those girls really know how to rock tights and stockings. British girls could learn much from them.

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    paul goeltz (June 7, 2014)

    thanks reminds me of my time there 79-82, nothing has changed, and that area is just so cool and the streets, club, bar, wild…

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